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My keys won't open the car........

Dan_AnderssonDan_Andersson GenevaPosts: 3
edited October 2018 in Nissan
The keys for my 2003 Nissan Primera 2.0 have been working fine for a long time. One day nothing happened when I pressed them to open the car. I tried switching batteries in both keys, without any improvement. I'm assuming it's the receiver that stopped working? Is there any way to get into the car to drive it to the mechanic, or will I have to get it towed? Any ideas what a repair would cost?

Thanks

/Dan

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  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,254
    edited October 2018
    Hidden inside the key fob should be a regular key. There is a lock cylinder in one of the outside door handles, (usually drivers side) that the key will operate.
  • Dan_AnderssonDan_Andersson GenevaPosts: 3
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    Hidden inside the key fob should be a regular key. There is a lock cylinder in one of the outside door handles, (usually drivers side) that the key will operate.

    I checked for that, but could not find any keyhole anywhere on the car
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,254
    It should be something like this.
  • Dan_AnderssonDan_Andersson GenevaPosts: 3
    Found it! A tiny little key symbol on what I thought was just a piece of plastic. Would never have found it without your help. You are a genius! Thank you sooo much! When I called the Nissan shop last week, they said I had to have it towed to the garage...... :) You're a legend!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 148,036

    Found it! A tiny little key symbol on what I thought was just a piece of plastic. Would never have found it without your help. You are a genius! Thank you sooo much! When I called the Nissan shop last week, they said I had to have it towed to the garage...... :) You're a legend!

    So, it was a plastic cover over the keyhole on the door handle?

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  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Posts: 5,254
    kyfdx said:


    So, it was a plastic cover over the keyhole on the door handle?

    Yeah. The idea is it keeps crud out of the lock cylinder since it almost never gets used. Otherwise by the time someone needs it, it would be seized.

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