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I last used the car in mid January. It has been plugged in since then. I tried to open the door today with no response. I tried unlocking with the fob. No response. I tried to open the trunk with no response. I unplugged and plugged it back in with no response. What do I do now?
 

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Your 12V battery is dead. Use the laser cut key in the fob to open the passenger door then pop the hood. Hook up a 12v charger to the 12v terminals near the fusebox and let the battery charge for a while. If you're lucky it will come back to life. If not you will need a new 12v. Its located in yhe passenger wheel well. The J1772 charger does not charge the 12v so for long park times you need a 12v battery tender.
 

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I have a bigger problem. I removed the VCM from the vehicle, left the key fob in the car, and closed the door. I'm locked out for good. Does anyone have any idea where I can get the laser cut key to get in on the passenger side?
 

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I have a bigger problem. I removed the VCM from the vehicle, left the key fob in the car, and closed the door. I'm locked out for good. Does anyone have any idea where I can get the laser cut key to get in on the passenger side?
You are kinda out of luck if you lost a valet key the only way to replace it was to by a new valet set which comes with two keys and lock cylinder .
Why did you remove the VCM ?
 

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I'm back. I removed the VCM because the car would not start, instrument panel and gear selector had no power, other functions like headlights and power steering work. I called Travis (www.fixthekarma.com), he is a member here under the name LORMAX, he said the VCM may need re-flashing (since we had jump started it to get the 12V battery going) so I removed it and fedex it to him. He said he received it and was going to work on it but now it has been over a week and I haven't been able to contact him. I don't know what the **** happened. I may need to post more here to see if anyone else has heard from him.
 

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I'm back. I removed the VCM because the car would not start, instrument panel and gear selector had no power, other functions like headlights and power steering work. I called Travis (www.fixthekarma.com), he is a member here under the name LORMAX, he said the VCM may need re-flashing (since we had jump started it to get the 12V battery going) so I removed it and fedex it to him. He said he received it and was going to work on it but now it has been over a week and I haven't been able to contact him. I don't know what the **** happened. I may need to post more here to see if anyone else has heard from him.
That was your first mistake he no longer posts on this forum second myself of Joe could of sent you a laptop and the WDI tool did a remote takeover and saved you all the trouble. Better hope you get the VCM back if not let me know I have replacement one with a set of keys ready to install. Travis is known for not returning phone calls and parts
 

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Yes I woke 2 cars up last week with my scan tool remotely. One in CA and one in Boston, Could've saved you a bunch of time, $ and now headaches...
 

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Okay, so I'm going through a divorce and my soon to be ex-wife has had my Karma locked up in her garage. I have now have the court's blessing to retrieve it, but its locked with the key fob inside, and she won't produce the 2nd key, or has likely destroyed it.

My charger is locked in the trunk and it doesn't seem to have power. Short of calling a locksmith, is there any way to gain entry to the vehicle?

Thank you!
 

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Okay, so I'm going through a divorce and my soon to be ex-wife has had my Karma locked up in her garage. I have now have the court's blessing to retrieve it, but its locked with the key fob inside, and she won't produce the 2nd key, or has likely destroyed it.

My charger is locked in the trunk and it doesn't seem to have power. Short of calling a locksmith, is there any way to gain entry to the vehicle?

Thank you!
Sorry to be the bearer of even more bad news, but depending on where the fob is located in the car, a locksmith may or may not be able to help you. This issue has come up before, and there is an entire thread on it here.

If the fob is located in the cabin, a locksmith may be able to open the door without doing any damage and you can retrieve the key. If it's in the trunk, some surgery may be required to retrieve it through the right rear wheel well.

Also, depending on how long the car has been sitting there, the 12V battery may also be dead, which would require additional steps to revive the car. See this thread for more information and jump start instruction video, just in case.

I feel safe to say that we all empathize with your situation and hope that you get access to, and fire up, your Karma and get it to safety.
 

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Remove the right front wheel to gain access to the 12 volt battery if the car is dead jump the cars battery with another battery you might luck out and the door will open. Depending on software level the door will open once 12 volts is applied
 

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You are telling us, that a thief must only disconnect/connect the 12V behind the right front wheel, to get access?

...depending on software level... Of course...

Has this been fixed or opened, with more actual software levels?

Thanks
 

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I think a thief would only break glass to gain access. It would be way too much trouble to bring a jack, lift the car, remover the wheel, remove cover to battery, disconnect and re-connect battery in hope that the doors will unlock.
 
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