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Doors Locked ... Can't Unlock


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#1 Nervoptik

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Posted 05 April 2018 - 08:01 PM

Hi there once again.
My wife's Pluriel strikes again after new battery and new alternator fited a few months back. This time the car stood for 3 days and battery drained itself. She managed to unlock the car, try starting it but couldn't crank. She locked the car and got the bus. After 4 hours I came home and couldn't get unlocked. I hardly managed to squeez my 6 pack belly under the bumper and reached my hand between engine and rad to open the bonnet lock. Put the jump start pack on battery terminals and tryed to unlock it from remote ... nothing. Dead!
Tryed passanger door with the key and the lock barrel just spins freely right and left doing absolutelly nothing.
Tryed drivers's door ... barrel broke off and i pull it out of the door with the key :)) I've heared a few parts falling inside the door and that's it ... a nice big hole to the unknown.
I,ve checked on google how the handle mechanism looks like on the inside and found the white litle plastic that pulls the cable to unlock, but it's doing nothing.
Now ... literally i scratch my head and start looking on ebay which window is cheaper... unless someone has a better idea.
Even if I break in, i guess the inner handles won't open the doors, but am I able to start the car and reprogram the remote?
From your experience which window is easyest to replace?

Thank you!
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Posted 06 April 2018 - 09:52 PM

It might be the door locks have dead locked so even if you break a window the doors will still not unlock using such as the dash lock button. We had a 2003 C3 and on the remote 1 push of the lock button dead locked it and a second just locked it still allowing the locks to be undone from inside. This is opposite to normal on car locks and later C3s but you could look in your handbook to check. I guess you do not have a spare remote key to try.

 

If you have to break a window it will need to be one that lets you get to the ignition switch so you can put the key in to start the engine and reach the gear lever to put it in neutral. I would also check availability of windows first in case they are not all available and whilst at the dealer ask for some advice.



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Posted 06 April 2018 - 11:45 PM

It might be the door locks have dead locked so even if you break a window the doors will still not unlock using such as the dash lock button. We had a 2003 C3 and on the remote 1 push of the lock button dead locked it and a second just locked it still allowing the locks to be undone from inside. This is opposite to normal on car locks and later C3s but you could look in your handbook to check. I guess you do not have a spare remote key to try.

If you have to break a window it will need to be one that lets you get to the ignition switch so you can put the key in to start the engine and reach the gear lever to put it in neutral. I would also check availability of windows first in case they are not all available and whilst at the dealer ask for some advice.

Thanks for your reply Paul.
My wife called insurance for a locksmith. I wasn't home but she said that the guy used 2 screwdrivers or some sort of trough the hole where the locking barell was and forced the catch mechanism. I'm happy with that ... no broken glass, no mess ... i really apreciate what this guy did.
Now the door will close but wont lock. Which is perfect. I don't believe anyone will steal a £500 car.
When I'll have time I'll buy aan used door catch and dismantle it to take out the sliding bit that makes it deadlock.
Regarding the remote ... never tryed 2 clicks on lock. I think it's just flashes the winkers for a long time.
Thank you Paul.
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