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I've locked myself out of my P38!

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by MGRmanic, Jul 2, 2022.

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  1. MGRmanic

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    Trying to be clever I knew the RR would be laid up for about 10 days or more I took off the negative lead of the battery to save the charge.
    Locked the car by pushing down all the buttons and locked the drivers door with the key. Job done.
    Went back a couple of days later to load up the parts that had arrived for the MOT work to be done and the key won't work. Seems like the barrel moves far too freely and will not pop up the button to open the door.
    Obviously can't use the fob.
    Would be grateful of a known route into the car. Pop the bonnet? Sprung bar down the drivers door to lift the lock? Can I get to the battery to get the lead back on?
    I've got all the bits for the fitter and now I can't give him the vehicle. Gutted.
     
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    marjon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yep common for the little bars to drop off in the door, and off course most only find out when they need it:(

    I have managed with the wire though the door top before but its frustrating.

    Obviously peeps will be reluctant to give specifics on an open forum.

    J
     
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    Datatek Well-Known Member

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    It is possible to pop the bonnet.
     
  4. MGRmanic

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    I realise that specifics should be via email or personal messaging etc. Pop the bonnet seems a bit easier than going in via the door top.
    I'm happy to give out contact details for a solution. All these lovely parts are waiting to go out on the road. I'm amazed something simple has ground everything to a halt.
     
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    I'll put the kettle on! Biscuits?
     
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    kermit_rr Green Member Full Member

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    Jump leads should do the job but the fob may need to be synchronised
     
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    marjon Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Do you have tow sockets?

    J
     
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    kermit_rr Green Member Full Member

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    Only useful if you have twin or modern 13pin
     
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    Only the old 7 pin. I see what you were thinking.
     
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    That crossed my mind but how do I apply?
     
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    kermit_rr Green Member Full Member

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    Have a think about your main positive connections.. you've got a +ve at the alternator, that goes direct to the battery. What else has a hefty +ve wire direct from the battery?
     
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    Mark Piercy Well fumbled member.... Full Member

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    Get a jump lead on the starter live and the other on an earth and start there. You should be able to get to starter from underneath ;)
     
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    Wouldn't he need a slave battery as well as his earth lead is disconnected?
     
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    Nah, get pekachu the Pokémon to help... That's actually a good suggestion our al. ;)
     
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    I know.:rolleyes:old school solution PM'ed
     
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    P38's sound so much fun.....
     
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    Oh they are, they keep you on your toes,or sometimes your feet ;):D and very good excercise for the brain.:D
     
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    Now now Jack, not that old school but similar mess if you're not careful.;)
     
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