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its funny, I didn't know the secret technique, but I figured it out on my own. Thought I'd be "fishing" for a while, but it was really quick.

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its funny, I didn't know the secret technique, but I figured it out on my own. Thought I'd be "fishing" for a while, but it was really quick.
That's the way I figured it out too.
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Can someone PM me the secret just in case it happens to me? Thank you!

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Can someone let me know how it is done too?

I have the series 3 with no lock on the trunk and i have wondered a couple of things.
1) How do i open the trunk if i can't get into the car and can't reach the release handle?
2) If the car has run out of power and the doors cannot be opened and i try to use the auxillary terminals in the front access panel how will i take off the panel if the bloody hex tool is in the boot (see point 1!)

It would just be nice to know

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Can someone let me know how it is done too?

I have the series 3 with no lock on the trunk and i have wondered a couple of things.
1) How do i open the trunk if i can't get into the car and can't reach the release handle?
2) If the car has run out of power and the doors cannot be opened and i try to use the auxillary terminals in the front access panel how will i take off the panel if the bloody hex tool is in the boot (see point 1!)

It would just be nice to know

chris
Nice to know... but I think useless to you as there is significant difference between the key access trunk and the S3.
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Can someone let me know how it is done too?

I have the series 3 with no lock on the trunk and i have wondered a couple of things.
1) How do i open the trunk if i can't get into the car and can't reach the release handle?
2) If the car has run out of power and the doors cannot be opened and i try to use the auxillary terminals in the front access panel how will i take off the panel if the bloody hex tool is in the boot (see point 1!)

It would just be nice to know

chris
1. Worst case scenario you can yank on the the cable leading into the engine bay, accessible through the wheel well or by removing the undertray.

2. Keep a spare set of tools in your garage, or install in a battery tender lead you can access without removing the panel.

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Yep, tried 'the method'. Not going to happen, will have to think about the spare tools. Anyone with a spare Elise tool kit?!
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Yep, tried 'the method'. Not going to happen, will have to think about the spare tools. Anyone with a spare Elise tool kit?!
How does the front come of your car?

The front access panels come off the earlier cars with a 3mm allen key... they are a couple of dollars at most and easily available.

Complete tool kits are about $20 from the UK...
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Help, please~!

Long story short:
- I stored my car in a apartment parking over the winter
- I removed battery cable and double locked Driver side with Key turn lock.

Some Jackass tried to B&E and completely damaged the Driver Side Door lock.

Please PM me any solution.
I will keep the "Fishing" method as my last option.
Best if I can unlock the truck & reconnecting the battery
so I can use my alarm remote.

Thanks in advance
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Edited: Thanks. Found my answer. Moved my car already. Thanks again, LT.

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OK That guy figured it out... now it's my turn. Not having enough garage bays at home I switch cars back and forth at work, taking all the charger cables, blue teeths, EZ Passes, etc back and forth in a sort of toiletry bag... the bag that I threw the Elise key in of course. Trunk was open with battery tender on it. So... I yanked the battery charge cable, threw the little bag in... and as I heard the trunk close, I heard the little voice "You absolute moron..."

So... please please please. Not new here... Been on the forum for 5 or 6 years. Oh and it's not an emergency for today. Car is safely parked in the hallway outside my office. I'll take the Porsche today but I'd really like to use my Lotus again. 07 Elise.
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Never locked my keys in .....but every spring I realize my battery is dead and I cant get into my car.

Good thing Its easy to break in to.

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OK That guy figured it out... now it's my turn. Not having enough garage bays at home I switch cars back and forth at work, taking all the charger cables, blue teeths, EZ Passes, etc back and forth in a sort of toiletry bag... the bag that I threw the Elise key in of course. Trunk was open with battery tender on it. So... I yanked the battery charge cable, threw the little bag in... and as I heard the trunk close, I heard the little voice "You absolute moron..."

So... please please please. Not new here... Been on the forum for 5 or 6 years. Oh and it's not an emergency for today. Car is safely parked in the hallway outside my office. I'll take the Porsche today but I'd really like to use my Lotus again. 07 Elise.
Hey anyone??? Feel free to chime in lol. Not an emergency but I would kind of like to take the car home for the weekend.
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Can someone please PM me the trick to opening the trunk? Thanks!

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NOTE TO ALL RE TRUNK (aka the boot):

It is small. Yes, you can put in "things" that can be stolen. Unlike most vehicles, those "things" must be small and few in number. Ergo, "things" in the trunk of an Elise are not worth stealing.

PRACTICE POINTER TO THIEVES: Best targets of opportunity are SUVs. I.e., large cargo area with lots of crap. Stealing from Elise cars is bad ROI.
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Cmon... So now nobody knows? I need a little help here plz...
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Thanks to those who bailed me out. Got the car on the road just in time for the pollen to turn the whole car bright green. Should have left the keys in the trunk and taken the Porsche. At least it's white and doesn't show up so bad.
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Please help....just got a new 2012 Lotus Evora S and I locked my keys in the trunk. I know its incredibly stupid, but I can't find the spare key. It actually may be in the glove box (hasn't been out of the garage much). Any help would be greatly appreciated. The dealer is "trying to figure out a plan".
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Good evening

I disconnected my (Lotus Elise S2) battery as I have been away a lot recently. My boot lock now appears to have jammed and I cannot get into the boot to reconnect the battery - or get into the car at all!

Could someone please PM me with the solution to getting into the boot easily?

I have been a member of the forum for some time - and posted a couple of times some time ago if you can see this as evidence of me being a genuine owner. If you can't this I can search for a post to prove this and link you to it. (If it's not already obvious I'm not great with how online forums work!)

Any help greatly appreciated!

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...also, I can email someone from my corporate email address if that would make you more comfortable that I'm a legit Lotus owner etc. Thanks.
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Can someone PM me the procedure on how to get in.

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