How to Open a Locked Range Roverby Max Eckersley
Range Rovers are popular cars, especially for off-road driving. They are also used as family cars due to their durability and size. Older Range Rover models require manual locking, meaning the car key must be inserted to lock and unlock the vehicle. Newer models have remote locking, in addition to manual locking, so the car can be locked and unlocked by pressing a button on the car key. You have a few options to unlock your Range Rover, even if you do not have the car key. However, it is illegal to break into a car that you do not own.
Check if you have a car key to unlock your Range Rover. If you have lost your key, search for it thoroughly as this is the easiest way to unlock your vehicle. Even if your key is locked inside the car, check if you have a second key. If you find your car key, insert it into the key fob on your car and turn it to unlock the doors. Press the button on your key if your car uses remote locking. Symbols on the car key denote which button to press to unlock your car. If you cannot find your key, move on to the next step.
Consult your owner's manual. Your manual will contain a telephone number for Range Rover customer service. Call the number and explain that you have lost your car key and your car is locked. Ask for a replacement key for your specific model of Range Rover. You may have to purchase a new key but in some cases you may be offered a replacement key at no extra cost. If you do not have a manual for your car, look for other documents that may contain a telephone number for Range Rover. Check the Internet too if possible. Try the next step if this option does not work.
Telephone a locksmith if you do not have a number to call Range Rover. You will have to pay for the locksmith to unlock your car and you will not be able to buy a replacement key. If you know your car key is locked inside your vehicle, calling a locksmith is your best option. If you cannot find help, try the final step.
Walk to an emergency phone box. Pick up the phone and ask for assistance. You should be able contact Range Rover or a locksmith. Your last resort is to call emergency services, but only if you have exhausted all other options.
Things You'll Need
- Car key
- Owner's manual
Max Eckersley started writing professionally in 2010 and currently writes for "Verve Magazine" and Holloway Express. He is studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism at London Metropolitan University in England.