Monday, February 2, 2015

Infinity Trunk Lockout

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Automotive lockout services are the most common services a locksmith technician will do throughout his or her time in the business. Keeping track of all different tools and ways to unlock different make and models is no easy. I found that most vehicles, are not that hard to open if you have the right tools and experience to do the job. However, some vehicles would seem to be harder to open than others which can be for many reasons such as higher security lock mechanisms, worn out lock components, or others.

A while back, I got a call from a customer who owned a Q45 Infinity and accidentally locked the keys inside the trunk after coming back from shopping. Apparently, he dropped the keys inside the trunk as he was putting the bags inside the trunk and closed it. When I got to the customer's location, I did a quick review of the situation and realized I would have to either pick the trunk lock, or access the trunk release lever by unlocking the driver side's door. What I didn't know was the fact that trunk release lever was not where I thought it would be which is next to the driver's side seat.

As my first option, I decided to try and pick the trunk lock. It was a high secure locking mechanism which made it hard picking it open which made me give up after few minutes of trying. I then turned to my air wedges in an attempt to unlock the driver side door and access the trunk release lever. It didn't take long to unlock the vehicle's door, but as I got the vehicle's door opened, I searched and could not find the trunk release lever. When I asked the customer, he said he never used it before and had no idea if there was one.

Portland locksmith Infinity lockout
At that point I figured I should probably call one of my Portland locksmith technician friends for advice on the situation since I ran out of ideas. When I got one of my locksmith friends on the phone he recalled that there was in fact a trunk release in this type of vehicle and that I would find it in the glove compartment. I immediately finished the conversation and wen for the glove compartment. Unfortunately it was locked. However, I knew that the lock mechanism in there would not be as tough to pick as the one in the trunk or the door, so I went ahead and started working on it. Withing couple of minutes, I got the glove box compartment opened, used the trunk release to pop the trunk, and get the customer back his keys.  

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