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Stupid quick question- does boot key turn 45 or 90 degrees?

 
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:31 AM
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ugh, I pushed the valet button by mistake when I hit the heated seat. Iím stuck in valet mode. Fob decided that itís not working today. Has brand new batteries. Anyways, locking and unlocking doors didnít reset it, with the black key.

Tried the mechanical lock on the boot. Took several minutes with pb blaster, inserting and removing, but finally got the key in. Another 5 minutes, got the black key to turn, but itís only at 45 degrees. Tried pb blaster silicone lubricant, but still wonít turn 90 degrees, and wonít open. Does it need to turn 90 degrees to unlock?

looks like my next step is to try to go through license plate hole, if I canít get key to unlock it?

2000 xj8 VDP

egads, sorry for such a stupid question, but want to know if I should keep trying the lock or if Iím wasting my time. Boot lights work btw. Fixed them last week.

again, thank you

maybe 3 years from now, once I get everything fixed, I can contribute something back
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:14 AM
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I switched from 2x 2016 batteries to one 2032 in the fob, as someone suggested on a different post... and fob works now! So was able to get valet off and trunk to open. Still curious on 45 or 90 degrees though
 
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90* works: but your shot of PT Blaster is probably what worked . . . after sitting for a while!
 
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