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Just bought the car, was cleaning it and left both keys by the gear stick. Shut the door and after about 5 seconds, all the doors locked.

Managed to pull the lock/unlock button (by the drivers door handle) with a length of stiff wire. All that happened was the alarm went off, the door still wouldn't open and the door locked itself again . Do I have to pull the interior opening handle at the same time?

Why doesn't the door open? The remotes are surely near enough to the door handle to register?

What't the best method of getting in? If I picked one of the keys up with the wire and held it closer to the lock, would I be able to open the door?

Thanks

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Just bought the car, was cleaning it and left both keys by the gear stick. Shut the door and after about 5 seconds, all the doors locked.

Managed to pull the lock/unlock button (by the drivers door handle) with a length of stiff wire. All that happened was the alarm went off, the door still wouldn't open and the door locked itself again . Do I have to pull the interior opening handle at the same time?

Why doesn't the door open? The remotes are surely near enough to the door handle to register?

What't the best method of getting in? If I picked one of the keys up with the wire and held it closer to the lock, would I be able to open the door?

Thanks

Hmmmmm...... I know this answer doesn't help but..... with proximity keys it should be impossible to do that! I tried when I first purchased my GS and the car senses the key fob is in the cabin and wont lock the doors and from memory gives a warning on the display by the speedo.

Why would the doors auto lock? I don't get it?

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I don't get it either. It must be faulty in some way. It's unlikely that both remote batteries would be weak, but it's still a possibility.

Does anyone know if the lock/unlock rocker switch by the electric window switches would unlock the car? That's if I can hook something around to operate it.

Failing that, I suppose a new emergency key from Lexus is the next step. It'll be a bit difficult proving the car is mine, considering all the paperwork is still in the glove box!

If I can't get a key from Lexus, at least I can take my frustration out by smashing the windscreen with a very big hammer!

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Are you in a breakdown service, if so call them out and they will get in for you.

Assuming the car has not deadlocked then the door handle on the inside should work. But as the previous poster has said the car should not autolock when the keys are inside.

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This happened to a car at work, I work at a car supermarket and an IS came back for warranty work and the mechanic left the key on the drivers seat and mysteriously the doors locked themselves. He managed to open it by operating the key buttons with a long piece of stiff wire. I stayed to watch as I was naturally intrigued as I have an IS myself. It took him 15-20mins to get the angle right and operate the button. Hope this helps!

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