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    Default Locked my keys in the car last night

    So i was playing around inside my car andwhen i finished i locked them in the car they were just sittin chillin in the passenger seat. It had all my keys on it, and i had parked behind any car that i could drive. So what was i to do? I thought about it for a while the decided to find the smallest flathead screwdriver i had. I took it and popped the latch on my T-top raised it up and pulled it off then unlocked the door. The moral is i highly recommend buying a set of T-top locks for your car if you have T-tops. I know i will.

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    I had a similiar thing happen and had to call a locksmith. By the time he got there I was really P.O. cause it had started to rain and I had left the top down!! (Just making light of an aggravating situation.) I hope you didn't break anything by prying the top off.

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    You can always hide a spare key somewhere up under the body. No theif has time to search the underside of the whole car, so just find an out-of-the-way place. You may get a little dirty, crawling under there, but at least you'll save the trouble of getting a locksmith to open it.

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    Default -or, if'in youse don't want to "git under" try this...

    -install a clever $30 "ReadyMan" combination-locking gascap with integral stealthy spare-key/compartment... click here: " http://www.leedobbs.com/rcap1.html " (Hint: -site may take while to download, and you may wish to turn-off the website's awful off-pitch digital-music irritant). Note that my '80 C3 took the standard Chevy one listed (that states for '82 and newer), ---but works like a charm (without correctly entered combo the chrome-cap just spinnnnnnns around)... ~Bob vH
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    I man sure not to harm my car in any way. I used a towel around the screwdriver. I tripple checked to make sure i didn't harm and peices around my tops. and i didn't pry the top off i took it off like you would when you take them off any other time just this time the doors were shut.

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    Randy..... unless I had too many Daquiri's with my Chalupa's tonight; how did you lock your keys in the car with the top down? Just a thought.

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    Originally posted by vette-dude
    I was really P.O. cause it had started to rain and I had left the top down!!
    Randy
    Making light of the situation how did you lock the keys in your car with the top down?

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    :Roll

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    I find that AAA helps in this department. Locked my keys in my '79 three times in 15 years. Haven't locked them in my '03, yet.

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    Next step: Go get a spare key made and put it in your wallet
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    Default -the buldging wallet syndrome....

    -NG John, the Vette's take two keys (if you've lost your keys as does happen to humanoids, --one for entry, second for ign.), --then times my eight-cars!!! ~Bob vH

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    Randy..... unless I had too many Daquiri's with my Chalupa's tonight; how did you lock your keys in the car with the top down? Just a thought.
    NUT & 84 Vette,

    I work for the Fed Gov. Does that answer your question!!



    Randy

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    YES!!!

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    unfortunately if the window doesn't have an edge of door molding around the window that is fixed from the door it is very easy to slip a screw driver in and "flex" the window out enough to put your hand and arm in there to unlock it. the window will actually flex out 3-4 inches with out breaking. i've done this a few times with my camaro when i locked the keys inside and once or twice for other trans am / camaro owners when they did the same.

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    Why would you lock you car? Do you keep something in it that is worth more than the widow?

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