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dead battery locked out 2006 gt

Old 02-17-2016, 10:33 AM
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we have a 2006 mustang gt with a dead battery and is locked. The key does not work in the driver side door but we are able to open the trunk. Does anyone know how to get into the mustang without breaking anything? Do the seats go down from the trunk? Any ideas are appreciated. We need to get this car opened
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:54 PM
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lockout service. Having a dead battery makes it more difficult because they normally pull the window back a bit and insert a long, stiff wire to push the unlock button. Since that wont work, a locksmith may be your only option. Sure, you gotta pay for it, but its the cheapest option.
Im sure someone can try a slim jim. I don't know personally if something blocks one of those from working. Many newer cars are unable to be slim jim'd.

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Old 02-17-2016, 08:01 PM
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this is second one ive seen this happen to.

Last guy reached up to the hood latch from below and was able to un-latch the hood, swap/charge the battery to use the fob to unlock the door.

If you cant get to the hood latch, jack the car up, attach battery charger to the positive wire going to the starter solenoid.
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Old 02-21-2016, 03:46 AM
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See the following...,%20Rear.pdf

refer to item 6, I don't think the pull strap is accessible from the rear, I believe it is steel at that level, but you might be able to hook it and release the seat back.
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Old 02-21-2016, 08:54 PM
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ever get inside?

manage to get to the hood latch or hook cables to the starter wire?
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:41 AM
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Maybe I missed it. Your key doesn't work in door? Use key to open trunk, climb in trunk, push seat down and crawl in? Would this work?
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:54 PM
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Spray some wd40 on the key and put in in the door, happens to all my ford door locks that never get used. It will go from locked up to good as new in seconds.
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I would do the same with my ford door locks also without taking help from any locksmith.
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:43 AM
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We never ended up getting a response but I'm curious why the key wouldn't work with the door lock, other than the lock itself being seized or something (not related to a dead battery).
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:46 AM
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The door locks are disabled when the battery is dead or disconnected so you can't open the driver's door with the key.
You can open the trunk but you can't fold the rear seat down from the trunk 'cause the pull strap is inaccessible.
Unless you leave one half of the rear seat folded down all the time, your only other option in this situation is to call a locksmith.
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