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Old 06-04-2017, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Insight 2010 is theft proof!

Poor college student here: locked my keys in the car... and don't have a spare. I called a bunch of locksmiths and they said $80 to open up.

Honda said $200 for a new key.

I said, screw it, I'll try the old fashioned way so I bought some tools off Amazon. I used an air cushion to crack open the top of the door, then used a stiff but bendable metal pole to try and hit the unlock button. Try as I might, it kept slipping off, even though the button was depressed (just not depressed enough for the CLICK).

After 2 hours, I gave up. Sigh this thing is theft proof, at least.
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See if any of your friends have AAA. They will need to pretend it's their car, or that they are out with you and stranded.
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See if any of your friends have AAA. They will need to pretend it's their car, or that they are out with you and stranded.
The second option is much better.
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Thanks all! I don't know anyone with AAA but I luckily was tipped off to the option of going to Honda and getting a non-chip key. $38 and it can only open the doors. Good enough for me!

Interestingly, was also able to start the car with it when I held my original key close to the ignition so it thought the chip was there.
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I think you just need more experience, my wife locked the keys in the car on a road trip. AAA guy had it unlocked in under 3 minutes.
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I think you just need more experience, my wife locked the keys in the car on a road trip. AAA guy had it unlocked in under 3 minutes.
Would be interested to know what tools he used!
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They use a flat bar that they slip down the outside of the window & use to pull up the lock by hooking the mechanical parts of it. If one has an EX, unlocking like this would cause the alarm to go off. One needs to get the keys locked inside and use the unlock button on them to disarm.
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The AAA guy we called used the inflatable pillow thing. Our locks are push-to-unlock which actually makes it easier to poke across to the passenger side.
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They use a flat bar that they slip down the outside of the window & use to pull up the lock by hooking the mechanical parts of it. If one has an EX, unlocking like this would cause the alarm to go off. One needs to get the keys locked inside and use the unlock button on them to disarm.
Interesting. I had the flat bar and tried to go from the outside but gave up since I wasn't sure exactly where to hook it.

If I had been able to, I would've opened it and just jumped for the keys on the passenger seat and disarmed.

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The AAA guy we called used the inflatable pillow thing. Our locks are push-to-unlock which actually makes it easier to poke across to the passenger side.
I had the inflatable pillow too.. I have the push to lock as well but no matter what angle we went in from, the button wouldn't depress enough to click. It went down quite far and we were confused why it wasn't activating. Strangely enough, when I got back inside, I tried the button with my finger to see exactly how much it needed to activate and it seemed (visually) to be the same as we did with the rod from the outside. HM!
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i used to work for AAA

you can use your card with ANY vehicle it does not have to be yours, however YOU (cardholder) has to be there when AAA performs services

an exgirlfriend had a 2nd gen insight, airbag and long reach opened it in seconds

sunset- it is possible you fully pressed the button and the car knows the keys are in/very close to it, i usually pulled back (or forward on hondas) on the sliding lock by the handle to unlock manually.

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