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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I just got this car from her original owner last week. But today, when
I tried to open the door with the key (instead of the key fob), it
didn't work. The weird thing is, I could open the trunk and start the
engine with this key, but just couldn't open the door with it.

Anyone has any idea about what's going on here or any suggestions?

I'm thinking about getting a spare key fob in case the original one
quits work.

Thanks a lot!

Danny
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
"Danny" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>I just got this car from her original owner last week. But today, when
> I tried to open the door with the key (instead of the key fob), it
> didn't work. The weird thing is, I could open the trunk and start the
> engine with this key, but just couldn't open the door with it.
>
> Anyone has any idea about what's going on here or any suggestions?
>
> I'm thinking about getting a spare key fob in case the original one
> quits work.
>
> Thanks a lot!
>
> Danny
>


Does the key work in the passenger door? If it does you have a problem with
the with the drivers side only. which if most likely a disconnected rod
between the tumbler and the latch/lock assembly. That is provided the key
is still in reasonable good condition.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
p.s. of coz the passenger's side has been controlled by the power lock.
what i mean is that there's only one mechanical lock on the driver's
door.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
"Danny" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> I just got this car from her original owner last week. But today, when
> I tried to open the door with the key (instead of the key fob), it
> didn't work. The weird thing is, I could open the trunk and start the
> engine with this key, but just couldn't open the door with it.
>
> Anyone has any idea about what's going on here or any suggestions?
>
> I'm thinking about getting a spare key fob in case the original one
> quits work.
>
> Thanks a lot!
>


The original owner probably used the key fob exclusively. The only problem with
doing that is the tumblers may start sticking. Try squirting some lubricant,
like teflon into the opening and working the key a bit. If your lucky, it'll
free up the mechanism. If that doesn't do the trick, you'll need a locksmith.

Been there, done that.
--
John C.
'03 Cobra Convt.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks John,

I will try that and let you know the result. Hopefully this is the
problem not the lock itself.

Best,

Danny
 
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