Central Locking

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by N Crouch, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. N Crouch

    N Crouch Guest

    Just wondered if anyone knows whether it is possible to open a Vauxhall
    Cavalier (M Reg) from under the bonnet. I managed to lock my keys in the
    boot while taking the battery off. I can still get under the bonnet and
    wondered if anyone new if it was possible to activate the central locking
    from there. The local garage was hopeless as usual.
    N Crouch, Oct 20, 2003
  2. N Crouch

    R. Murphy Guest

    This must have been a challenge - how did you do it?
    R. Murphy, Oct 20, 2003
  3. N Crouch

    N Crouch Guest

    I had my spanners in the boot and was using them to get the battery off.
    Having finished taking it off I realised I'd shut them in the boot when I
    took my spanners out. It was a bad day lol
    N Crouch, Oct 21, 2003
  4. N Crouch

    Me2 Guest

    2 ways

    Take off the osf wheel. Unclip the wheel arch trim where the door is.
    Look up and you will see the central locking multi plug.
    Use a piece of wire and poke it into the centre pin. When you touch the
    wire to earth the doors will unlock. Have someone with you as they lock
    again straight away.


    tap into the black wire on the reverse light switch and put it to live.
    This powers up the ignition.
    Take a thin piece of plastic - number plates are good - and slide it in the
    osf door gap just below where the bonnet release handle is. Hit it -
    hard - central locking ecu is behind panel and thinks you have crashed so
    opens doors.
    Me2, Oct 21, 2003
  5. N Crouch

    steveb Guest


    I daren't ask where ya learned all that! roflmao

    steveb, Oct 21, 2003
  6. N Crouch

    N Crouch Guest

    maintenance ngs and have about 10 different recommendations. Think your 1st
    one sounds the best of the lot. Thanks again.
    N Crouch, Oct 21, 2003
  7. N Crouch

    bigegg Guest

    If that doesn't work, angle grind a hole in the boot lid, get your keys,
    and buy a new boot. It will be cheaper than paying a locksmith to open it.
    bigegg, Oct 22, 2003
  8. N Crouch

    Me2 Guest

    If you take off the rear number plate and prise out the plastic where the
    screw goes in you can sometimes get a bent piece of wire in and pull the
    lock rod to open the boot.

    Been a while since I did any of these so I appologise if they don't work.
    Me2, Oct 22, 2003
  9. When did you get out :)
    Frank Butcher, Oct 25, 2003
  10. N Crouch

    Me2 Guest

    Cheeky bugger.
    Me2, Oct 25, 2003
  11. Sorry mate, just kidding, hence the :)
    Frank Butcher, Oct 26, 2003
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