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Old 06-05-2019, 01:52 PM
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Ive retrieved my car from this shop thats had the car for 6 months. Car is completely locked. No keys in site.

And of course the spars I had made years ago dont work.

How does one open the boot without keys?
 
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Hi Scott

Maybe you need a Locksmith?

Cannot imagine any other way in
 
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Scott,

Have a look on the parts diagram on the Jaguar website and you'll see that a rod connects the boot lock to the boot latch. A carefully drilled small hole just off centre behind the number plate and you should then be able to use a bit of wire to pull the rod and activate the boot latch.

Good luck

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Thats what I found when googling today. Im going to try this tomorrow
 
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before you do that... have you lost the key ? or do you know that the key uses 3 positions in the lock. locked, unlocks with doors and,unlocked
 
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I gave the key to the shop 6 months ago. When I came back stateside this weekend I found the car on the street. Locked w no keys anywhere
 
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OK then try this get the original key numbers and history of your car.

https://www.jaguarheritage.com/archi.../certificates/

or this for the trunk boot lock

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...coder&_sacat=0
 

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I used a hole saw and then inserted as grommet, you can see the screw inside this is the rod that opens the boot.

 
 
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