For the first time ever, lastnight, i locked my keys in my car! I was pretty pissed, to say the least...seeing how my spare broke a couple of weeks ago. Stupid me did not have another key made. The spare would have done me no good, though. I was 30 miles from my house and it was around midnight. Well, i just walked around the car trying to think of how i could get into the car. As i walked to the passenger door, i remembered how ****ty the lock is on that side. (You have to hold the handle up while closing to lock it.) So, i start to make a fist and beat on the handle part. Lo and behold, it came unlocked! Woohoo! lol The 6 saved me. So, next time you lock your keys in, remember that, if your passenger side doorlock sucks, that is. But, shhhhh! Dont tell nobody.
Re: Worn out doorlocks saved me headache and trouble!
Originally posted by MazdaMan069 (You have to hold the handle up while closing to lock it.)
Uhmm......that is completely normal. After locking the door from the inside, you should have to hold the handle up while closing the door (driver's or passenger's) to lock it. Many cars are like this. (Mazdas, older Nissans, probably more) I believe the intent of this "feature" is to make you think for an extra second whether you have the keys before you lock the door. Also, when you lock the driver's door, the passenger should follow (this is called a "central locking system" and common in early 90's japanese cars).
I'm having trouble believing that you didn't know this already!
Well, i know i have to hold the handle up to lock it. If i dont on my side, the passenger side will unlock. I just dont see how i left my keys in the ignition! Im usually careful about that kind of stuff. It happens, i guess.
Yeah, I hear ya. Even with Mazda's "feature", I've managed to lock my keys in the car three times. Once I locked the keys in a delivery car while it was running..... that made me feel like a total dumbass.
I locked my keys in my 6 once. When I got back to my car I decided to try and get in, I remembered (at the time) that my drivers side window screw deal was missing so the window didn't stay on track well. So I was able to wiggle the window back and forth and it fell down, and I got in. I saw how easy it was to get in and fixed the same day, but it worked for the time being.
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All the times I've locked my keys in the car, I've had a sunroof tilted, which is just enough to MacGuyver up some coat hanger type thing to snatch the keys out.
The worst time was definately parked at a meter with no time left on it, no change on me, skipping school with the keys locked in the car in the ignition. That took some carefull movement with a coat hanger thru the tilted roof to get them.
Another time I was getting more beer out of my trunk after I had been at a party. Locked the keys in the truck. Pulling up the latch for the truck was pretty tedious work thru the tilted sunroof.
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