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Old 11-26-2012, 05:10 AM   #1
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Default Car keys are locked in trunk!

I have a 1996 Honda civic del sol s and I think I locked my keys in my trunk! I have never seen a trunk release inside my car so I cant get in! Does anyone know how to get into the trunk?
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theres a handle next to the gas door opener to open it if u can get into the car
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Try to pry the door open enough to fit a stretched out clothes hanger in there and pull the trunk release left of the drivers seat.
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I dont have a trunk release next to my gas release lever unless its really tiny or something but all I ave is a gas lever and a lock down there. I have been able to get into my car, just not the trunk.
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Remove the rear seat.
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Remove the rear seat.
The del sol is a 2 seater. There is no rear seat. There is a rear panel but it does not lead to the trunk.
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Oh! My bad. Try other honda keys.
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Go to the Honda dealer with your ID, proof of ownership, and the VIN for the car. Get OEM key made for very cheap, like probably under $10. Unlock trunk. Now you have two keys so this won't happen again. Journey to a higher mental plane.
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Agree with this ^^^, and keep 2nd key in a safe place like your wallet so this doesnt happen again
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Go to the Honda dealer with your ID, proof of ownership, and the VIN for the car. Get OEM key made for very cheap, like probably under $10. Unlock trunk. Now you have two keys so this won't happen again. Journey to a higher mental plane.
What would be considered proof of owning the car? I am out of town so I cant just go grab my title or anything. I just registered my car online but the new registration and stuff has not come in the mail yet so the registration I have in my car is out-of-date. Would they have my key on file or something at the honda dealership?
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well you should have one I have the same year and car as you mabey it got broken off but the cable might still be there for it

Id direct link the pic but its not resized and its huge
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well you should have one I have the same year and car as you mabey it got broken off but the cable might still be there for it

Id direct link the pic but its not resized and its huge
http://i922.photobucket.com/albums/a...7/103_0370.jpg
yeah I knew at least some 96 del sols had the trunk latch but mine doesnt have it at all. Instead of having the lever there, its just a big black box. Here is a pic:
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What would be considered proof of owning the car? I am out of town so I cant just go grab my title or anything. I just registered my car online but the new registration and stuff has not come in the mail yet so the registration I have in my car is out-of-date. Would they have my key on file or something at the honda dealership?
Yes, they have the code for your key on file at the dealership. But, you obviously can't go get a key made for any old VIN, it has to be for the one that's registered in your name. So, I suggest waiting by the mailbox until it arrives, unless you got an emailed copy of your registration when you filled out the paperwork online?

Oh wait - you're out of town ... well, someone will need to check your mailbox for the paperwork, unless you can go to a local branch of your DMV to get another copy printed off.
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yeah I knew at least some 96 del sols had the trunk latch but mine doesnt have it at all. Instead of having the lever there, its just a big black box. Here is a pic:
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well now I know some del sols didn't have that option lol
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wow i thought a truck latch next to the gas latch was standard equipment for all honda vehicles 93 to current
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And people laugh at me for keeping a spare key in my wallet Lol. Happens to everybody
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mine doesnt have it neither. just take insurance and thats proof of ownership
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could smash the pass side tailight and then u can get your hand in thru there to pull latch(use as last resort) if you have your license and registration you can go to dealer and get your key made
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could smash the pass side tailight and then u can get your hand in thru there to pull latch(use as last resort) if you have your license and registration you can go to dealer and get your key made
Well In my case when I did this my taillight was free floating on the bolts so I just pulled it out(fixed now). I would try getting on of those glass grabbing suction cups and pulling the tail light if you are that desperate. You might brake the tail light when pull it though Or if manage pull the tail light cut the foam unclip the harness or pull the bulbs and get a magnet on stick.

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Sounds crazy but since I replaced my broken exterior door handles several times in del sols I would pull the interior door panel on either driver or passenger side of the car and remove the exterior door handle ( two 10 mm bolts and disconnect linkage) and remove the lock from the handle (easy) and bring it to a locksmith who will build a key ( same key as trunk). I've removed handles several times and can probably do it in a hour. It's good practice because if you own a civic long enough you will be replacing door handles ( inner & outer)
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You can get those types of keys made at a dealership for literally $1.99 (at least here in Ohio). That's a lot easier/simpler than removing your lock cylinder. And no Honda does not have your key code "on file". It's looked up on Honda iN (Honda Interactive Network) on the internet. Some dealerships may be more lenient than others when it comes to proof of ownership.
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You can get those types of keys made at a dealership for literally $1.99 (at least here in Ohio). That's a lot easier/simpler than removing your lock cylinder. And no Honda does not have your key code "on file". It's looked up on Honda iN (Honda Interactive Network) on the internet. Some dealerships may be more lenient than others when it comes to proof of ownership.
^ Hah - I don't think he literally meant he thought they had a dusty drawer full of old key codes ... literally "on file". Just that Honda has access to all the old key codes linked to the VIN ... using a database, regardless of how or where it's stored.
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Jeez. Call a locksmith already.
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1. get key made
2. get key made
3. get key made
4. call locksmith
5. ruin trunk with ax
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