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Vauxhall Corsa Flat Battery, Locked Out of Car

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On 12/01/2019 at 19:05, GingerCat said:

Sometimes you need to turn the key, pull the handle, turn the key again for the dead locks to open. 

Sometimes your screwed though and a new windscreen (cheapest) is in order. 

This was the answer (part A 😝).

It’s a 60 plate 1.2 manual - whatever version that is. It’s 4 door but there’s only one mechanical lock on the car being the drivers door.

I put the recovery charger on it and it’s all fine now - not entirely sure why it got flattened as a pancake but it’s probably boot light or latent drain (alarm / stereo etc) with lack of use.

I try and show as little interest in the car as possible to encourage my eldest to get involved and solve his own problems. But it’s a weird generation - at 17 driving was probably the most important thing to me (well that and girls) but he and seemingly most in his school year show little passion for driving. Those that can drive still walk everywhere or get Ubers.

Maybe with black boxes all the fun has gone and cars coming with decent stereos and reliable / sealed engines means there’s little for them to get properly engaged in.

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l have a Vauxhall Omega year 2000 lv had this car for 14 years drivers lock only when the battery dies it dead locks you can not open with key but tomorrow when my mechanic arrives l will try some of the tips that l have learnt from you guys,and Thank You very much. Gerry Wood

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On 11/01/2019 at 09:41, Mungler said:

So this morning the eldest has found his Vauxhall Corsa has a flat battery. No problem I thought, I've just bought a jump pack ready for this sort of occasion.

Turns out, we can't get into the car - old fashioned key turned in lock does nothing and can't open boot or passenger door.

I thought "this is an obvious design flaw, surely there's a way of getting in / at the battery and firing it all up again". According to Google, no.

The Google advice is jack the car up and somehow gain access to the battery compartment.

Does anyone have a better idea (and that doesn't involve a broken window).

Cheers all.

Hi can you tell me how you fixed the key from spinning round in the lock i have the same problem and i know its the right key, i have filled the lock with WD40 ?. REGARDS Peter

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