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    Have you ever locked your keys in your car? Locked yourself out of your house?

    How did that work out for you?


    One night I left my keys in my car and locked the garage door (push button lock), realizing, as I closed the door, BIG mistake.  I had to climb over my 6 foot fence to get out of my yard (padlock on gate) and went to my neighbor's.  He made me spend the night (it was after midnight) in the guest room and we called a locksmith in the morning.  I haven't done THAT again.  Recently, my son locked the keys in his car at my house. AAA had them back in his hand within 20 minutes. 

    +9  Views: 1298 Answers: 9 Posted: 5 years ago
    hector5559

    We only have two A A,in our A A A,but then i belong to the R,A,C,,
    Bob/PKB

    American Automobile Association. In California, it's CSAA. Same mother. :-)
    hector5559

    Then for Merton Bob where i live it should be M,A,A,??
    Bob/PKB

    Probably not, because Merton is a borough of London. Can you imagine if every auto association was designated by a city of borough? Boggling, at least.

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    MsBob, i have locked the keys in every car i have had, thankgod for road - side assistance to get me out of trouble, the car i have now it is virtually impossible to do this, it has a proximity switch for ignition, the screen in the car tell me when i close the door to lock it -- 'Key detected in car', i sometimes put the key in the console but most times it is my pocket which where it is most of the time, the grand kids get a kick out of it as i don't need a key in the ignition to start the car, and to lock it i just touch the door handle, as for the house i have done it once, had to break a louvred window in the laundry around the back. it P@#ssed me off i had to replace the glass --- sorry i am writing a essay again, i can't help myself.    :)

    Bob/PKB

    I guess if we live long enough, all our problems will have solutions! :D

    When  my son was  a few weeks old I got a brand new car.   I was so excited to show my new car to my grandparents so I drove over to their house and honked for them to come outside. I had no idea that all the doors lock  as soon as the drivers door is shut so when I got out of the car and shut the door, my baby was locked inside and I was locked out of the car.
     I immediately went into a state of panic and began bawling my eyes out. My grandfather called a locksmith and from the time my grandfather made the call til the time the car was unlocked was only about 20 minutes.     I'm so thankful that my baby was so young that he slept through the entire incident.


     The next day I had a new key made and bought a magnetic key box that I slipped underneath the bumper of my car. It came in handy twice after that. 

    Bob/PKB

    I would have been in full panic mode, too! I had to get gas for the car yesterday and had my grandson (2) in the carseat in the back. Keeping the windows down just enough, and the doors locked, and making sure I had the key, and the fumes, and....oh, you know what I mean......:0
    country bumpkin

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    I do know what you mean.
    bulletman

    You are very lucky CB, here in OZ, the baby wold have been in big trouble because of the heat we have here even with windows down a bit, the baby has approx. 10 minutes as the temp. inside the car dramatically climbs to 65 Celsius in that time, many a baby and dogs have not survived.
    country bumpkin

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    It happened in the winter time and my car was running with the heater on.. If it would have been summer time and the AC was not turned on, I would of had my grandfather break the window with his hammer or a brick.

    Yes, locked the keys in my car....twice in one week....same guy from C.A.A.  (even though they have dozens of drivers) came to the rescue....second time with a smile on his face. I said, "It's okay to laugh at me"! So he did! "Having a rough week"? YES!!!      :)

    Bob/PKB

    THAT is embarrassing! When AAA came to unlock my son's van, there was another AAA rep pulling into our parking lot to help another guest who had done the same thing. (better than a FLU epidemic, for sure).
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Takes a lot more than this to embarrass me. lol
    Bob/PKB

    Yes, I suppose you could have been dressed like Roy's little man in the swimsuit.....the right breast....uh.....
    Ducky

    Moderator
    Ugh!

    Yes, locked the car keys in the boot( Americans call it the trunk ?).Called for roadside assistance waited over an hour in the heat.Could of saved all this hassle if I had of known there is a boot release lever in the glove compartment.  

    Bob/PKB

    Very frustrating. A couple weeks ago, I was waiting for a guy to back out of the only parking space being vacated, and he put stuff in the boot aka trunk, got in the car. Pretty soon the trunk popped open and he got out again, retrieved his keys, and FINALLY drove away. I always have my glove compartment locked, so would be SOL if that happened to me.

    I heard about the Irishman who locked his keys in the car.It took him 3 hours to get the wife & kids out.

    If i locked my keys in my car,i can have them in my hands in less than 2 minutes,,however it has been a few years since i have done so..>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..""

    Bob/PKB

    This photo looks a little more like car theft in progress, terry! I wish I knew how to do this, but where would I keep the file??? :D
    terryfossil 1

    It aint a file Bob,just a thin flexable piece of steel..Just one of the ways of doing it..>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..
    bulletman

    In the modern day car this method of opening the door is almost unheard of, only way in, is a locksmith, or braking the glass.
    terryfossil 1

    The professional boys could probably still get in Kent..they invent a wall,the crim invents a way around,underneath,over or through it,,sad but the way it goes old mate...>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<..

    Yes.. Had a 1984 Ford Ranger that was a couple years old. The keys were sitting on the front seat with me staring at them through locked doors. The lock Smith took one look and asked if I had a spare key, I said no, so he went back to his truck and made me a key just from looking at the key laying on the seat. 


    We put the push button electronic locks on our house while we were building it. All the contractors had a code so when they were done we just deleted that code. A couple months age I was trying to get in and one number didn't work... I pulled the button off with my leatherman to try to jump the contacts but no use. I finally found a window that was unlocked, cut the screen and put my little girl in so she could unlock the dang door... And yes they do take keys also just in case, but dang if I can find em even now..

    Bob/PKB

    My locks were "rekeyed" recently, and they are just plain difficult to lock and open. Trying to get extra keys made has been a nightmare...either the store didn't have the right key or they used an "89" instead of a "68". Ah, customer service in the 21st century.
    bulletman

    MsBob always get your keys cut at a reputable Locksmith, not those minuteman things in malls, they are more expensive but always work first time, especially ignition keys.
    Bob/PKB

    Every key I made when I worked at The Home Depot worked. I don't know what's wrong with people. It's not rocket science.

    yes about a month ago. i generally keep 2 sets of keys, in two different places.

    Bob/PKB

    Did you have to go TO the second set, or are they in a special place in your purse?

    My husband and I were playing with the electric locks (a new invention) we we finally got out laughing. We shut the doors of the still running car and realized that the keys were in the ignition. Well jimmied the locks (old cars are easy).....

    hector5559

    Its best doing this tying each other up Julie,,its great fun,,


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