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Q: I locked my keys in the trunk and the carn

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I locked my keys in the trunk. My car is locked also and it has a viper alarm. Just need to get in the trunk. What should I do?

My car has 158000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: If your keys are locked in the trunk then...


If your keys are locked in the trunk then I would try to source a spare key to open the trunk. If you do not have a spark key you may have to call a professional locksmith to unlock the trunk for you, which may sound the alarm.


Eduardo YourMechanic

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