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Old 6 Oct 2020, 10:27 (Ref:4008813)   #2716
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We were locked-out of a friend's BMW 7-Series one day when parked not far from MI5 (or is it MI6?) on the South Bank. The BMW man who came to our rescue said they had quite a few similar call-outs to cars in that area...

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Old 6 Oct 2020, 10:47 (Ref:4008815)   #2717
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We were locked-out of a friend's BMW 7-Series one day when parked not far from MI5 (or is it MI6?) on the South Bank. The BMW man who came to our rescue said they had quite a few similar call-outs to cars in that area...
MI6 at Vauxhall Bridge.
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Old 6 Oct 2020, 11:43 (Ref:4008821)   #2718
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Old 6 Oct 2020, 12:22 (Ref:4008828)   #2719
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Cue X-files type music!
Good to see you, Mike!
David Vincent disappeared while driving a rusty Corolla, same thing for Fox Mulder when he tried to escape with his Senator! They both are now living in a strange village, David became # 12 and Fox # 14. Sorry can't say more about this for obvious reasons! The Village is within all of us…
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Old 6 Oct 2020, 12:38 (Ref:4008830)   #2720
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Good to see you, Mike!
David Vincent disappeared while driving a rusty Corolla, same thing for Fox Mulder when he tried to escape with his Senator! They both are now living in a strange village, David became # 12 and Fox # 14. Sorry can't say more about this for obvious reasons! The Village is within all of us…
You sound as though you are living in a strange place also, Gerard.
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Old 6 Oct 2020, 14:20 (Ref:4008840)   #2721
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You sound as though you are living in a strange place also, Gerard.
I think he's been eating too much cheese again!
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Old 6 Oct 2020, 15:23 (Ref:4008849)   #2722
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Old 6 Oct 2020, 16:39 (Ref:4008862)   #2723
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grant, regarding your central locking issues you may be looking too deeply for an explanation to the problem. The wiring to all the locks pass through into the door from the pillar near to the hinge, so flex every time you open or close the door. In 15 years, the drivers door (if none of the others) will have been opened & closed a lot of times which could have caused some of these wires to fracture internally (how many times do you have to bend a wire coat hanger before it breaks?) Initially the wire inside the insulation will break, but as the insulation is still intact it can hold the broken wire pieces almost together, sometimes making enough contact, and something not.
As far as your physical key issue, I would say that the most logical explanation is that as some time in its life, the Corolla has had a replacement ignition barrel that was not matched to the car and therefore uses a different key. Often when the vehicles are newer with fully functioning remote central locking this potential problem is overlooked, it's only when you start to experience the problems that you are having that it comes to light. It might be a good idea to check this out before you reach the stage that you're unable to unlock you car. You can guarantee that when that happens it will be at the most inconvenient time!

True enough but we have no problems at all at home or anywhere else so far.

Plus, of course, it's a Toyota.

As for history - we bought it 1 year old. If had previously been a Toyota employee car for the wife of one of the Japanese people working at the factory at Burnaston (we were told by the Toyota main dealer).

I don't recall any previous issues with the locks and we probably have never attempted to unlock the car with the key although I do recall Management getting stuck in the village with a failed Battery a few years ago. I think the central locking still worked on what power was available. So far as I recall. Or she had unlocked and then the failure occurred.

Think I'll check the manual and dig out the spare key and experiment next time we head over to the problem location.
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Old 6 Oct 2020, 20:19 (Ref:4008900)   #2725
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You sound as though you are living in a strange place also, Gerard.
Shttttt "They" are everywhere. I think Grant's Toy has been kidnapped and abused by Them… May be several times! Easy to spot, the steering wheel is on the right!
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Old 6 Oct 2020, 20:31 (Ref:4008902)   #2726
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Shttttt "They" are everywhere. I think Grant's Toy has been kidnapped and abused by Them… May be several times! Easy to spot, the steering wheel is on the right!
Wearing a muzzle for too long can addle your brain, you know.
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Andy, had a spare thought for you last night watching this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCXMx7RcZ5I
Hope you're sorted out with the wiring loom, if not build one with bricks!
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