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Unhappy Door won't open! Can't get in!

Left my CTDI Civic standing during the snowy weather (didn't want to smack it) and i've come to start it today and the battery seems flat.
Not a problem you might say but i can't open the door to get into the car!
It's not responding to remote transmitter and the door wont open via the key.
when i turn the key in the lock, just get a clicking sound and the door wont open
hence i can't open the bonnet and boost the battery.
Has anyone come across this before, anyone have any ideas as to what i should do?
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Hi sidler, silly question you tried getting through the boot ?. you never know
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Call Honda Assist and let them sort it out.
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boot won't open either
just can't figure out how to get into it without breaking a window.
do you think it's possible to open the bonnet without getting into the car?
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my car is out of warranty. it's a 06 car. will honda assist help? does anyone know the number?
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Surprised Key Manually wont open the door i would call Honda and tell them to come and sort problem out as its meant to open Manually in case battery dies
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yeah i'll give em a ring on monday to sort it out.
have to resist the temptation to stand over my civic with a brick
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No, the brick key is not a good idea. You will regret it in the end. There is a Honda mechanic on the forum.
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Do you know anyone who has personal breakdown cover?

Some AA and RAC policies cover the person rather than the car so if they are in another car and it breaks down they are able to use their breakdown cover for that car.
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Don't know of any way to open the bonnet from the outside.

Have you tried the key in the passenger side door?




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Yeah RAC cover the person as opposed to the car, so if my friend breaks down with me in the car we're covered for example.
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thanks for the replies. i'll wait for honda on monday and see what they say
cheapskate honda design means there's only one manual lock on any of the doors. there isnt one on the passenger side.
can't believe that i can't get into the car
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Have you tried the spare key - it maybe the transponder isn't working??!!
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Got the same problem

Car doors wont open, cant get in through boot! anyone know whats wrong???

its a 57 plate! cars been left to stand as im away with work, only found its not opening when i phoned home and the misses told me she cant get into the car to turn the engine over!
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Another idea involving the AA is to ring up and take out a policy, let them fix it and then cancel the policy the next day for a full refund
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I would imagine they would be suspicious if you took a policy out and claimed for something that has already happened, as if you take a police post event you haven't been insured for the exisiting problem.
Lieing would be insurance fraud. Frankly a stupid and illegal idea.
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I would imagine they would be suspicious if you took a policy out and claimed for something that has already happened, as if you take a police post event you haven't been insured for the exisiting problem.
Lieing would be insurance fraud. Frankly a stupid and illegal idea.
I know someone who has used this exact method for getting a broken down car running again.

They phoned and asked how much a callout was, then instead took breakdown cover out. They chanced their arm the next day asking to cancel the policy and it was no problem at all, full refund.

Why would they be suspicious if you want breakdown cover if your car is broken down? And why are you talking about insurance?
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I know someone who has used this exact method for getting a broken down car running again.

They phoned and asked how much a callout was, then instead took breakdown cover out. They chanced their arm the next day asking to cancel the policy and it was no problem at all, full refund.

Why would they be suspicious if you want breakdown cover if your car is broken down? And why are you talking about insurance?
Because its would be pretty much the same as driving with no car insurance or having no home insurance (ignoring the legalities), crashing or having a fire, phoning up and taking insurance, day later trying to claim for something that has already happened.
The reason i'm talking about insurance, is breakdown cover is a form of insurance, against the peril of breaking down.
If you phoned up and said, look i dont have the cover but i've broken down and want to take it today if possible so i can claim for whats happened. Fair enough, you've been honest. But the cooling off period in such products, general excludes you cancelling and receiving a full refund if you have made a claim (that being if they honoured the existing breakdown).
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Car doors wont open, cant get in through boot! anyone know whats wrong???

its a 57 plate! cars been left to stand as im away with work, only found its not opening when i phoned home and the misses told me she cant get into the car to turn the engine over!
Have you tried using the key (and spare) in the door ??
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Another idea involving the AA is to ring up and take out a policy, let them fix it and then cancel the policy the next day for a full refund
I'd have hoped for higher morals of forum members.
Sigh.
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