Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

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Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby DaveSimpy » Tue 09.01.2018, 14:39

Hi Guys,

I am posting this on behalf of my friend who thinks he's locked his keys in his boot. He doesn't have a spare set.

He's asked me to help as i'm a bit more practically minded when it comes to cars as i've got a Ford Capri which I tinker with.

He has a Lotus Elan m100 SE Turbo.

I appreciate that any procedure for accessing the boot will not be posted on a public forum.

I'm happy to prove that my intentions are honest in which ever way is necessary to get some help on this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards, Dave
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 09.01.2018, 15:39

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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby DaveSimpy » Tue 09.01.2018, 15:47

Thank you very much, I really appreciate you help.

I will encourage my friend to join the forum and recommend a donation.

Kind regards, Dave
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby Rambo » Tue 09.01.2018, 18:18

DaveSimpy wrote:Hi Guys,

I am posting this on behalf of my friend who thinks he's locked his keys in his boot. He doesn't have a spare set.

He's asked me to help as i'm a bit more practically minded when it comes to cars as i've got a Ford Capri which I tinker with.

He has a Lotus Elan m100 SE Turbo.

I appreciate that any procedure for accessing the boot will not be posted on a public forum.

I'm happy to prove that my intentions are honest in which ever way is necessary to get some help on this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards, Dave


I'm always very wary of people posting questions on behalf of others. Particularly when the very first forum question is related to security :?

Perhaps you should contact a moderator and scan a copy of your friend's V5, M100 insurance, driving licence etc... as proof that your intentions are honest. Without some form of tangible proof I, personally, wouldn't be so forthcoming with the solution
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby Dave Eds » Tue 09.01.2018, 18:31

What Rambo says!
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby dapinky » Tue 09.01.2018, 18:40

Hmmmm, I'm a tad concerned with this thread (and I certainly don't mean to cast any aspersions against the OP or his friend).

I don't like giving *some* information out to unknown persons, but i also accept that many people who need the info for this technique atually need it now, not in 2 weeks time when checks have been done......

As far as 'proving' who you are, there are ways and means of doing this quite quickly - but only if someone who knows how to do it is online or contactable at the time.

As with ANY other new forum members' first post, this one had to be approved by a Moderator before it got into the public section, so John can't really be critisised for offering a resolution by PM, as it is reasonable for him to presume that a Moderator had already 'approved' the request.

(PS it wasn't me who approved the request, and it may well be that the man who did was fully aware of the poster, and the story behind it, or has made relevant enquiries - at least, i would like to think so......)
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby Giniw » Tue 09.01.2018, 18:41

(Oh? I didn't remember there was a manual approval step)
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby dapinky » Tue 09.01.2018, 18:50

Just for info, the IP address for the OP is based in Germany and is a static one (so traceable) - there are reports of it being involved in a series of spam attacks last year (mainly on a specific date in july, but a couple in December), but with email addresses which resolve to different names.

Basically, nowt to suggest that this isn't a genuine request, but also nowt to say that it is.
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby chipp » Tue 09.01.2018, 19:47

Just read OPs post on Seloc from earlier today where he was sent over this way.

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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby alan e » Tue 09.01.2018, 19:53

I think he put a post on facebook at the weekend looking for info on how to unlock the boot.
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby clemo » Wed 10.01.2018, 10:18

The guy put out multiple posts all over many car forums.
I think its fair to say this is a desperate call for assistance.
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby Nickydee » Wed 10.01.2018, 11:14

Think some perspective is needed here. I am have only known of one elan being stolen in recent years with entry made by a small cut in roof hood and then hotwired. The car was found 30 miles away intact and not damaged apart from the aforementioned. The consensus was that 30-year-old security measures and the lack of any aftermarket alarm/ immobilizer made it an easy steal.
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby Simon_P » Thu 11.01.2018, 15:01

Anyone breaking into the boot of an elan isn't going to steal the car - it leads to nowhere.

I suppose they might nick the toolbox though.
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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby Giniw » Thu 11.01.2018, 15:02

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Re: Lotus Elan m100 SE - Keys locked in the boot

Postby Dave Eds » Thu 11.01.2018, 18:23

Simon_P wrote:Anyone breaking into the boot of an elan isn't going to steal the car - it leads to nowhere.

I suppose they might nick the toolbox though.


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