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belgian2b

posted on 11/1/17 at 08:00 PM Reply With Quote
Discovery 2 won't unlock

Hello,

a few weeks ago , i went to UK to buy an old Discovery 2 TD5.
it's 17 years old and it has some scares...
for example :the remote control doens't unlock the car , but i was able to open the car with the keys in the driver's door.

That was fine until yesterday.
i tried to unlock the car but the key turned without unlocking.
Something is probably broken in the door.

So, i am out of the car , and i would like to get in !!

What are my options :

breaking a window ?
breaking a door ?
make a hole in the roof to insert a pin and unlock via the central locking button on the dashboard ? ( no sunroof)
any other way ??

Any advice warmly welcome

Gerardo

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gremlin1234

posted on 11/1/17 at 08:51 PM Reply With Quote
could you use the key in the passenger door? or tailgate?
ps if braking in through the tailgate/ boot (trunk for our US and other international viewers) you may be able to make a hole behind the number/ registration plate.

[Edited on 11/1/17 by gremlin1234]

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belgian2b

posted on 11/1/17 at 09:28 PM Reply With Quote
good idea.
i will take the registration plate out tomorrow and try

thank you

Gerardo

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Adamirish

posted on 11/1/17 at 09:42 PM Reply With Quote
When we have to "break into" cars at work we lever back the top of the door and insert a fishing rod with a metal coat hanger on the end to either pull on the interior door handle or push the unlock button. With a bit of patience it's quite easy. I would not be a good car thief though!





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MikeR

posted on 11/1/17 at 09:54 PM Reply With Quote
is it possible the battery is flat (just wondering if its a security feature if the battery is disconnected the door doesn't open from the outside)
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Angel Acevedo

posted on 12/1/17 at 04:03 AM Reply With Quote
Motor factor may have a tool to unlock the car?
Or you can make one out of steel banding material...
Look for Car door Unlocking tool...
Plenty of ideas...






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Angel Acevedo

posted on 12/1/17 at 04:03 AM Reply With Quote
Don´t know what happened..
Double post..


[Edited on 1/12/2017 by Angel Acevedo]





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Ben_Copeland

posted on 12/1/17 at 08:13 AM Reply With Quote
They seem to get stolen fairly regular so i doubt its very difficult to get in without damage.

Dont drill any holes till you've tried fishing the door handle, or thin bar down pass the window seal





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belgian2b

posted on 12/1/17 at 11:41 AM Reply With Quote
hello,

i did through the window seal.

quite happy i didn't break the window.

thank for your help

Gerardo

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jimmyjoebob

posted on 12/1/17 at 04:43 PM Reply With Quote
You are lucky - normally the internal door locks won't lift up.

Change key fob battery and code it to the vehicle - I can't remember the procedure but it is something like you have to have driver's door open and turn ignition on and off several times.





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