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Hi,
I am in a jam. Left my key fob inside my gym bag and slammed the trunk shut. Don't have a spare key to unlock the trunk. Does anyone have a suggestion or solution. Locksmith won't touch the car.
 

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I can't vouch that this works 100%, as I've never tried it myself. I've heard that if you remove the cables from the 12V battery, then put them back on, that it'll unlock the car. Again, I haven't had to try this myself yet.

I'd highly recommend getting a second key fob at some point after you find a way into the trunk.
 

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I just bought a second key fob. The issue is getting it program. I am in Atlanta and is looking for a dealer that is willing to do it. Called former Fisker Dealer "Patrick Fisker in Chicago" they did not have this service
 

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Will the power button work if the fob is in the trunk. I can try to have an extension to press the brake and power button to see if power will turn on to engage the trunk release.
 

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There's an Atlanta dealer, they can probably do it. Classic Cadillac.

Once you've got the locks open and can open the doors, there's a manual release for the trunk. Open the rear driver side door, pull straight up with some force on the rear seat bottom cushion. It'll pop out. Just move it off to the side a bit. What you actually have to remove is the seat back. Once the seat bottom is out of the way, put your hands underneath the bottom of the seat back and pull straight up. It'll pop out of place. Move it out of the way then look along the top of the area that you've exposed. You'll find a plastic ring there (either black or white, depending on if you have the updated rings or not). Pull the ring, it'll release the trunk.
 

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The trunk is a simple physical latch, it's not 'smart' at all to know the key is inside.
 

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I thought that the trunk wouldn't lock if the key fob was inside?
I thought the same thing and was sure I read it somewhere. So I checked the online manual and the section on the trunk (pg. 3.7) in the owners manual states:

"Note: The trunk will automatically reopen if the key fob is detected inside the trunk compartment"

I grabbed this from an online manual so I am not too sure about the page number.
 

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If the key fob is in the trunk and you get the door open it's close enough that you should be able to put the car in ACC mode or just try and push the trunk release button . And yes if you look your keys in the car and remove the battery cable and reinstall the doors should unlock .
 

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trunk did not reopen. I tried disconnecting the battery terminals. Door latches did not unlock. Saw the picture of the Naked Karma in one of the posts earlier and decided to remove rear wheel and went through the vent holes into the trunk next to gas hose.
Had pushed the trunk liner in and was able to grab my gym bag and search for the key. Luckily the gym bag was right next to the vent hole otherwise it would have been a bit more challenging. Ordered an extra fob. Will go to dealer and hope that they can program for me.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
 

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Wow that was a crazy way to get in at least you didn't break anything . I know I had a customer lock keys in the car and the battery trick worked .

Just found out the battery fix used to work when 510 came out it no longer works
 

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Also, since the doors were lock and the car was asleep and the fob was in the trunk, I couldn't power the car on to ACC mode. Tried it with a extension through the window. I also pressed the following buttons: Trunk release, door unlock above the command center, the gas door latch. It seemed that the car was in a deep sleep and nothing was going to wake it up. The moment that I pressed the unlock button in the trunk with my arm through the port hole in the rear wheel well, the car woke up and i was able to open the driver door and unlatch the trunk. What a relief.
 

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Nice! I'm glad the pictures helped give you that idea. A bit of an extreme way to get in there, but glad it worked out.
 

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trunk did not reopen. I tried disconnecting the battery terminals. Door latches did not unlock. Saw the picture of the Naked Karma in one of the posts earlier and decided to remove rear wheel and went through the vent holes into the trunk next to gas hose.
Had pushed the trunk liner in and was able to grab my gym bag and search for the key. Luckily the gym bag was right next to the vent hole otherwise it would have been a bit more challenging. Ordered an extra fob. Will go to dealer and hope that they can program for me.

Thanks everyone for the suggestions.
Glad you figured out a way.

This reminds me of a joke I heard during the Soviet Union era: What's the most dangerous and complicated medical operation in the Soviet Union? Tonsillectomy, because everyone is so afraid of getting arrested for opening their mouths, the surgeon has to go -- the other way. :D
 

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Glad you figured out a way.

This reminds me of a joke I heard during the Soviet Union era: What's the most dangerous and complicated medical operation in the Soviet Union? Tonsillectomy, because everyone is so afraid of getting arrested for opening their mouths, the surgeon has to go -- the other way. :D
This Is so funny. Didn't realize how it sounded until someone pointed it out.
 

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Interesting topic, I had this problem once but my key was locked inside the vehicle and I was hundreds of miles away from home and had no way of opening the door. Somehow the car locked itself when I closed the door and the 12v disconnect procedure did not work. The car was completely sealed (all windows completely up). I ended up having to pry the glass at an angle and reaching for the emergency release ring to open the door. It ended up working but I had a badly bent regulator. Small price to pay I guess. Best solution is to stow the mechanical key from the fob somewhere externally on the car.
 
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