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Unfortunately I am locked out of my jag.

The battery has died and the key won't turn in the drivers side lock or the boot. Has anyone got any ideas as to how I can get in. Assuming someone has changed the ignition barrel at some point and not bothered with the rest of the locks. 

 

Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks shaun

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Hi Shaun and Welcome to the Club,

Sorry, I cannot help with your problem but no doubt another member may be able to offer some good advice or ideas.

The only suggestion I can make is to have a word with a local copper to see if theres an equally local car thief about - then again I've known the odd copper who could gain entry without breaking anything as well.

Good luck,

Steve

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hi

if there a fusebox in the engine bay

when you open the lid, theres usually exposed terminals

you could put power on one and would be enough to power the boot lock, just dont attempt to start it

if you have a battery charger put the black on a good earth and the red on a exposed terminal

once your in the boot get it on charge, you will most probably get a few fault codes till its fully charged

this is also a common fault on the s-type and thats what they do on these

cheers

Joe

 

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