Anyone ever had locksmith success?
So a little bit of an embarrassing story... the battery in my G8 went bad this week for the first time since I have owned it. There was still enough power for door locks and things like that, but couldn't get the engine to turn over. So yesterday I went out into the garage, popped the trunk with my keyfob and pulled the battery to take up to the autoparts store to swap out.
And then without really thinking about it I closed the trunk... and now I'm screwed. So just to confirm, there is now no battery in the car.
I have no idea how to get back into the car. There is only the one external key access on the driver door, but it won't work. I did some research online and others have had this issue that the lock is electronic. I guess on GTO's you can turn the key until you think it will break... well I tried with my spare key and ended up breaking the key. So that's a no go for a G8. And everything I have read said the car cannot be unlocked with a slim jim... ONSTAR cannot unlock it without power... so not sure what to do.
I am calling a locksmith today, but I'm not confident they can get in and I'm not even sure if the lock can be picked if there is no power to the vehicle. That would leave ultimately breaking a window which I want to avoid at all costs.
So my question is has anyone ever had success with a locksmith in this situation?
2009.5 GXP - PSM #978/1829, #7/18 as optioned (A6/Roof)
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Last edited by drivefast; 04-27-2017 at 09:46 AM.