Has any ever lost the keys to their car?
And I mean completely lost, no spare, no nothing. Well...my friend did it. He is stranded at work with nothing, so I am trying to look up a key molding place that will come out and make a new key for him. When I search the internet all the comes up is crown molding. (I thought it was crown Mo[bec538487c8]u[/bec538487c8]lding, maybe I'm wrong) Anyway...does anyone have any suggestions? I know everyone else is across the nation and you can't really do much for me in Texas...but I didn't know if anyone had any thoughts on the situation. I just feel really bad for this kid...
Go to the car dealership and get a new one made. I had to do that once for my toyota, but it took a week (
Yikes, that sucks.. I dunno if there's anything that can be done besides what tinkerjenn said, but I guess the guy learned a tough lesson.
Yeah, the dealer (and possibly some locksmiths) can use the car's VIN number to order a key or lookup the cut plan to make another.
And FYI, if it's a recent model car with the anti-theft chip inside, it'll also require reprogramming. I was quoted $260 by the dealer to get a single spare key for the 2001 Mitsubishi Gallant I bought my kids several years ago. The local locksmiths could cut a blank and could program some brands of anti-theft keys, but not Mitsubishi's.
Its a toyota corolla and I think its like a 97 or something...its older
I just don't get how he could lose his keys...
I guess I'm one of those people that always has to know where my stuff is so I couldn't imagine losing my keys for good...maybe misplacing sure, but not straight up losing them
Toyota should be able to do it. just call and ask!
thanks for the help!
you're welcome and good luck!
[quote8048b61c6e="Jenncherry99"]I just don't get how he could lose his keys...
I guess I'm one of those people that always has to know where my stuff is so I couldn't imagine losing my keys for good...maybe misplacing sure, but not straight up losing them[/quote8048b61c6e]
Same here. My keys always go in the exact same spot when I get home, and they never leave there until I need them. When my wife uses my car, she'll leave the keys on the floor, or the kitchen table -- everywhere but where I like them kept. Drives me nuts!
Well apparently he had them in his pant pocket, but he works in the shoe dept at dillards bending over and sitting down and all that all day...and he said he went to the bathroom a few times so they might have fallen out there. He has no clue where they are, but he can't find them. I just don't get it...I could never be a guy and walk around with keys in my pocket.
I have a work lanyard, so I know for sure if my keys are in my pocket. When I didnt have it, I lost my keys all the time. Of course my friends know that I lose track of everything...one time I lost a bunch of illegal substance, in my best friends front yard.
I lost mine a few weeks ago, I called AAA and they got a new key molded via my VIN number. When I got it, I went to Lowes and made about 4 spares -P
[quote32077cce97="TryinToGetPaid"]I have a work lanyard, so I know for sure if my keys are in my pocket. When I didnt have it, I lost my keys all the time. Of course my friends know that I lose track of everything...one time I lost a bunch of illegal substance, in my best friends front yard.[/quote32077cce97]
He lost his wallet twice in the past 6 months so I think he is going to get a Velcro wallet so nothing falls out of it and a lanyard type thing to connect all of it to his belt so he never loses it again...he is such a child.
Ha, I always lose my wallet. Mostly because it slids out of my back pocket in between my seat and my console. So now its the first place I look, and 99% of the time, thats where it is.
#1 break window
unless you're not as desperate to get into your car.
even if he got in, he couldn't DRIVE it!
[quotea7b1155dd5="tinkerjenn"]even if he got in, he couldn't DRIVE it![/quotea7b1155dd5]
ohh, i thouhgt you said he locked his keys inside his car...
Well in that case, hot wire it.
or if it's anything like the family van we used to have, use the house ket to start it
How about locking them in their car with the car running? I did that when I was in the Air Force and I had to have the base police come open it up. I burned up a half a tank of gas.
[quote856b65ef73="Jenncherry99"]Well apparently he had them in his pant pocket, but he works in the shoe dept at dillards bending over and sitting down and all that all day...and he said he went to the bathroom a few times so they might have fallen out there. He has no clue where they are, but he can't find them. I just don't get it...[b856b65ef73]I could never be a guy and walk around with keys in my pocket.[/b856b65ef73][/quote856b65ef73]
where are they supposed to go?
A man bag of course!
I've never lost my car keys, but I'm glad I read the advice in this thread in case I do someday. I think it's pretty unlikely, though, because I don't usually forget stuff like that.
I have a few keychains on all my keys, so its hard to lose something that takes up so much space. And i will know if it happen to fall out of my pockets
For some reason, I read that as, "Has any ever lost the keys to their cat?". shrug
Anyways, no, not yet at least...
Lost my car once but never my keys ?
You lost your car? Now ... other than being "out of it", is there an explanation to go along with that story? )
Well, there's this event called the Talkeetna Bluegrass Festival every year in AK. One year maybe 10 years ago I took my friend with me and after much drinking and illegal substances we were heading back to the car which turned out not to be anywhere we thought it was. We split up and walk about a mile down the road each way and I eventually found it. It was a great time though. D Oh wait, I mean, Hugs not Drugs kids!
That's what I figured probably happened ...
"Dude, where's my car?"
"I don't know, dude, where is your car?"
Well to make this story better...his car was already hot wired. I don't know anything about cars, so bare with me. His ignition was already broken, so one of his friends hot wired it where he could start it with switches...one switch got the starter going and the other connected the ignition? something like that... The only reason he needed a key was to unlock the steering column. So he found a guy to come mold a new key, but with the guy hand filing the key he couldn't get it exact enough to turn to accessories in the ignition. So...long story short, the locksmith guy disengaged the steering column so he could turn the wheel. So now his car is 100% ghetto...no key needed.
Well at least he's not stuck!
so he has no power brakes or steering? ouch
so he has no power brakes or steering? ouch
I am not really sure what power brakes and steering is...but he can steer his car and stop it if thats what you mean.
I should probably point out that, if you have a post 1998 Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep car, and have a tendency to lose keys, it is MUCH cheaper to do so BEFORE you lose a key.
Most cars come with 2 keys. If you have both of them, yon can make another buy simply buying a key, and using your car to activate it. It should cost less that $30
If you lose one of those keys, you then need a dealer to do the programming. This will cost >$150.
I am almost sure this is the same with all post 1998 Chrysler's... I know it is on our '02 and '07 jeeps.
it is the same way with a lot of cars...the locksmith guy said that most cars after '97 are like that.
Never lost my car keys, but once dropped my apartment key down the elevator shaft...that was fun. oops
My keys are valued at 250 bucks a pop, I can't afford to lose them, lol
[quoteb344844bdc="maksmom"]Never lost my car keys, but once dropped my apartment key down the elevator shaft...that was fun. oops[/quoteb344844bdc]
WOW, that sounds like fun....
That must have sucked!
[quote49825d318c="maksmom"]Never lost my car keys, but once dropped my apartment key down the elevator shaft...that was fun. oops[/quote49825d318c]
Ick! Were you able to get them back?
It's the remix to ignition,
Hot and fresh out the kitchen.
[quoteca43cadcae="aviendha47"][quoteca43cadcae="maksmom"]Never lost my car keys, but once dropped my apartment key down the elevator shaft...that was fun. oops[/quoteca43cadcae]
Ick! Were you able to get them back?[/quoteca43cadcae]
Yep...the building manager was nice enough to stop the elevator on a higher floor, pry open the basement door, jump in and get them for me. Of course, this was after I panicked for a couple of hours first!