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    Desperate need of HELP... Locked Keys in the boot (Trunk)

    Hi Guys


    Need some quick help here if at all possible. I won't get into how but 3 days ago I locked the keys in the boot and I may have doubled locked the car.
    I got an key guy to come out ah he tried to pick the lock in the boot to no avail. he did manage to get into the car by getting a wire in and he did manage to turn the ignition to the first position we tried all the button to open anything but the central locking would not work, Im guessing cause the car still saw the alarm active. after 4 hour we gave up. Yesterday I spoke to another lock smith how convinced me the only way to do this was to open the boot lock and don't mess around with anything else. and so I got a blank master key form Jag ( without the arlarm fob bit) and got the key cut to the key code Jag gave me. Came home and nothing Tried the boot and drivers door and when I turn the key clockwise in either of locks, there is no resistance as if it is truning into empty space....


    I presume I have the right key and I presume it should work one of the locks...


    I need an emergency way into the boot to get original keys tomorrow


    Does anyone have any knack to get into the boot am I going anything wrong, does anyone know why the key feels like it is turning into free air.


    I have no choice but to call one of the two lock guys... tomorrow again and feel like I ma being led down the garden path, so any logical help would be appreciated. The Key I got today is not coded to the car I just have it for the mechanical key it....


    Another quick note is that Jag gave me a 6 digit key code, there was a lot of argument with one of the lock guys who was insisting all jags are 8 digit key codes... from what I can find out it does seem to be six


    My car is a 2007 XJ6 2.7 diesel

    I only have the car 2 weeks and only have one set of keys, those that are now in the Boot

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    no technical info to offer, a used bootlid in your colour could be had for 100ish.
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    The correct, but expensive route, is to order new keys from Jag. They come in from Germany IIRC. Be aware that there is a 'green valet' key designed to allow your motor to be valet parked. It DOES NOT let you into the boot/trunk.
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    Do you have the ski hatch behind the rear seat arm rest ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by payno View Post
    Do you have the ski hatch behind the rear seat arm rest ?
    I was thinking the same. If you were to take out the rear seat, you could drill a nice tidy hole and then fish the keys out that way. Patching up would be relativity painless and no damage would be visible from the outside when Seat and rear Carpet etc is replaced.

    On my old Series 2 Jag, it had INboard Discs at the rear. Correct procedure was to drop Sub Frame to change pads. I removed seat and created a hatch to access them.
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    There is plenty of space on the rear bulkhead for that. Removing the rear seats is an easy but awkward job.
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    The key for the X350 is definitely a six cut, not an eight (they were on older models).

    Did the guy who cut the key apply the code to the new key in the right direction. The code runs in order from the base of the key towards the tip. Could he have cut the key in the opposite direction ?

    Also, there are also two different blanks which have differently shaped tips. One tip is for the proper key which will open the boot, the other type of tip is for the valet key which will turn in the ignition, and will lock the drivers door but won't operate the boot lock. Did he cut the right blank for a key to operate the boot.

    Lastly, the mechanical boot lock can get very stiff from lack of use (because it isn't used in the normal electrical operation of the boot release) so it helps to lean down hard on the boot lid while you (try to) turn the key.
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    ???

    Odd. How do you open the boot until now? Button on key ? but had you tried the boot release button in the car did it work? Once inside you should be able to just press the boot release button.

    The boot lock should not turn easily? Has the first locksmith damaged it?

    Does your new key open the doors and the glove compartment?

    No mention of where in the country you are? Perhaps a Jag specialist might be better than a locksmith?

    On the info. provided unless you have made a silly ommission sounds like the lock is now broken, the internal release button doesn't work and the only way you are getting in is to drill the car behind the number plate in the right place that you can pull the manual release.
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    not sure that works on an x350. I had to do my x300 that way once and only works as there is a mechanical link from top to bottom. I think the x350 is all electric.
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    There IS a standby mechanical boot lock on the X350. Owners handbook p.28 ... and I've tried mine to make sure it works.
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