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[Mk2] [Turbo] Valet mode.- help!

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:43 pm    Post subject: [Mk2] [Turbo] Valet mode.- help! Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Trying to unlock my boot I've managed to turn it anti clock wise and it's now in valet mode (which I didn't know existed until I googled my issue).

I saw a member posted there's a way to get in without drilling/damaging parts. Anyone have a clue?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Try lubricating the lock. I used some of this - https://www.wd40specialist.com/products/dry-lube/

Spray inside the lock, and on the key - insert and remove the key several times to help the lubricant penetrate. Keep wiggling the key and it should eventually unlock.

Before you do that, make sure you're using the right key. There is a master key and a valet key. Valet key cannot unlock it by design.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Gazza_DJ wrote:
Try lubricating the lock. I used some of this - https://www.wd40specialist.com/products/dry-lube/

Spray inside the lock, and on the key - insert and remove the key several times to help the lubricant penetrate. Keep wiggling the key and it should eventually unlock.

Before you do that, make sure you're using the right key. There is a master key and a valet key. Valet key cannot unlock it by design.


Leaving the wd to set in atm.

I've got one key..... Black Toyota key.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Yeah, that should be the one. Sometimes when the keys are worn it can be difficult to engage and disengage the valet mode.

Sometimes they just get a bit stuck because they haven't been used in several years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Gazza_DJ wrote:
Yeah, that should be the one. Sometimes when the keys are worn it can be difficult to engage and disengage the valet mode.

Sometimes they just get a bit stuck because they haven't been used in several years.


Ok that's a good start then. Previous owner wasn't aware of valet mode either. I'll keep wiggling [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'm in. Turns out the rev 3 rear panel wasn't sitting in far enough for the key to work fully. I filed.down the plastic on the key and hey presto it opened. I think I'm going to remove the catch that works the valet.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

The glove box lock also has valet mode.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

rev3gtturbo wrote:
The glove box lock also has valet mode.



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