Help please . Locked out of ml 2001 with key in ignition. Cant find spare

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by mustang, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. mustang

    mustang Active Member

    Messages:
    85
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Location:
    kent
    Car:
    ml 270 brabus d4,
    Hi all . What a plonker , i have just replaced the center switches part as the drivers window stayed open last week. So ordered one up and fitted it this morning nice and easy. Then lent on the switch to lock all the doors and closed the door to have a cuppa. Come back and looked in and realised what i had done.

    One good thing is the bonnet is open. So without a spare how can i get in ????

    If not i will cut out the rear quater glass. Need to do today


    help please
     
  2. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,316
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    124 300D 24V Estate
    RAC or AA have a magic little too to get you in!!
     
  3. OP
    OP
    mustang

    mustang Active Member

    Messages:
    85
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Location:
    kent
    Car:
    ml 270 brabus d4,
    i am covered with aa , so will call cheers
     
  4. Tiff

    Tiff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    983
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2005
    Location:
    Auchtermuchty
    Car:
    Smart Fortwo Passion
    I've got one here, but the call out fee would be a little expensive :rolleyes:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    mustang

    mustang Active Member

    Messages:
    85
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2009
    Location:
    kent
    Car:
    ml 270 brabus d4,
    all sorted . got the aa to add home start to my policy for £47 , he used a whoppy cushon type air bag , then used a 8mm threaded rod with a 2"bend at the end, he had it all covered in insulation tape , then he hooked it over the drivers internal handle

    so if you have home start cover just call them out, but if not make a couple of wooden wedges , get the door 10mm open at the top . get someone to stand the opposite side and guide you to it.

    doubt you can use wire or coat hanger , need a lot of strength in the wire to hold onto the inside of the handle and pull it open .

    took 5 mins
     
  6. Tiff

    Tiff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    983
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2005
    Location:
    Auchtermuchty
    Car:
    Smart Fortwo Passion
    I do this nearly every day- deadlocks make it a LOT more difficult! Maybe not such a good idea to let everyone know this is possible so easily and what you need on an open forum though!
     
  7. Brigandchief

    Brigandchief New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Location:
    Southampton
    Car:
    C200
    Me too

    I put, yes put my keys in the back of my C200 and closed the boot but did not lock it and lo and behold the bloody thing locked itself. The AA told me they could not get in, "That is why your car is still in the driveway" was his way of putting it!!
    I went home by train and got the spare and was glad that it took six hours only!!!
    David

    :bannana:
     
  8. Tiff

    Tiff Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    983
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2005
    Location:
    Auchtermuchty
    Car:
    Smart Fortwo Passion
    C-classes are do-able, had the same with a 3 series last week. Long arms help... ;)
     
  9. WOODYTHEWISE

    WOODYTHEWISE Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    3,437
    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2011
    Location:
    E AYRSHIRE
    Car:
    E 500 Coupe.
    If I try this on mine it will not lock, get a message 'key in car' or something like that. Is this a feature of keyless go?
     
  10. BaldGuy

    BaldGuy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    4,304
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Car:
    Porsche Cayenne Turbo + 911
    Yes Woody it is....
     
  11. Danny DeVito

    Danny DeVito Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    886
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Location:
    Ireland
    Car:
    V220 CDI
    That's a bit sill now isn't it. Talk about design flaw
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.