Unfortunately, even if your wife remembers correctly what she read, it's a nonsense. The electric windows are not just a simpe analogue circuit with a switch and a motor, but are instead controlled via digital commands. There is no way of energising the windows from beneath the car, and even if you could, pressing the switch would do nothing; the car knows to ignore the signal from the electric window switches when the ignition isn't on.my mrs said she spotted somewhere on a forum that you could energise the power windows from somewhere under the car and then wire through door shut to press window button
You did well to be able to pull the handle remotely, but unfortunately that was never going to work because the car is 'deadlocked'. If the interior handles continued to work with the car locked, thieves would simply break the window, reach into the car and open it. As such, when the car is locked, the interior handles become mechanically disconnected.I managed to get a loop round the internal handle but even pulling inner handle to full extent the door stayed locked
No, unfortunately not. The driver's door lock mechanism is unique, as it's the only one to feature a mechanical connection to an exterior barrel. The other three door locks are of a slightly simpler design.Does the passenger side latch assy have a slot for where a lock barrel would go?
Unfortunately, the boot latch is driven by the CCCU, not by the button. The button sends an 'open boot' request to the CCCU. If the car is locked, the CCCU ignores the request. If the car is unlocked, the CCCU drives the boot latch actuator. So, you'd have to access the wires that go from the CCCU to the boot latch actuator, and I see no way of doing that through a hole above the number plate.The easiest way I could think of getting in would be to pop the rear boot release button/switch out and then put 12v though the pins that active the boot latch.
I'm in Lancaster, so a little way up the M6, but not that far away in the grand scheme of things. I know the A2's electrics and central locking systems like the back of my hand. If you'd like me to visit and see what I can do, the offer is there. I also have plenty of original A2 glass panels, so can do the necessary repairs should we find that breaking a window is the only option.Warrington
The A2's electric windows are operated by a worm drive, which cannot be driven backwards. However, this technique may work on the rear windows if they are manual rather than electric.I have seen People in YouTube that attach a layer of packning tape/ duct tape om the upper half of a side window om diferent cars and Keep a loose end of each tape and the pulls down the window by hanging in the tape ( I Guess forcing the mecanism to reverse) I dont know if this would work om an A2?
Beat me to it, was just about to say the same Tom...worth a cheap try....The A2's electric windows are operated by a worm drive, which cannot be driven backwards. However, this technique may work on the rear windows if they are manual rather than electric.
Can’t you just open the door once you have broken the windows isn’t it 2 pulls on the handleIf all other options fail and I had to break a window I wonder if the rear offside is the best to break. I was thinking it would be possible to reach in and pull the boot release cord, but I have just tried it and infuriatingly it is just out of finger tip reach but should be easy to hook loose with a single slotted screwdriver. I would only choose this route if the emergency boot release was known to function. With the boot open, recharge battery and easier to wriggle through to front to resync fob rather than squeezing through a front window!
Just floating an idea.
No, because the doors are deadlocked. From my reply above...Can’t you just open the door once you have broken the windows isn’t it 2 pulls on the handle
When we lock the doors whilst inside the car, using the rocker switch on the driver's door for instance, the doors are locked from the outside, but can be opened with two pulls of the interior handle. The first pull unlocks the door, and the second pull opens the door. However, when we lock the doors from the outside, using the key fob for instance, the doors are deadlocked, which is a 'deeper level' of locking. The interior handles no longer work.You did well to be able to pull the handle remotely, but unfortunately that was never going to work because the car is 'deadlocked'. If the interior handles continued to work with the car locked, thieves would simply break the window, reach into the car and open it. As such, when the car is locked, the interior handles become mechanically disconnected.
You're welcome. See what you can do with the rear windows. If you conclude that breaking a window is the only option, let me know and I'll pop down to Warrington with spare glass. We can then do the repair there and then.Ok firstly thank you Tom that’s an amazing offer.