Keys locked in car!

audifan

A2OC Donor
I suspect the "rivets" were used on the assembly line to hold the separate inner window frame to the outer side panel and not for holding in the glass. It is important that all traces of the old bonding is removed from both the frame and replacement glass. The surfaces both need to have a special primer applied before the bonding glue is applied. The window then need to be fitted correctly and pressure applied to ensure it sits flush.
The Window aperture consists of two parts . The inner separate piece and the side of the car. On the production line these parts are mated together with a glue and these "rivets". They do NOT have anything to do with the glass window and MUST NOT BE REMOVED.


No2 is the inner part of the frame

and


No1 is the outer skin.
 

DJ 190

A2OC Donor
Yes, "the penny dropped" overnight when I'd given it a bit of thought! The glass is glued to a black triangular plate which is separate to the bodywork but is secured permanently to it in the Factory. So all that help regarding NOT cutting or grinding anything was totally correct and helpful! I'm sorry if I've suggested here :-
Thank you for your input. You have got a few things wrong, though. The glass it initially bonded to a frame. It isn't bonded to the bodywork. The frame is then bonded to the bodywork and also additionally held by welding or some other means. Now regardless of whether the glass is intact or shattered, it is only necessary to detach the frame from the bodywork. So I wasted some time by cleaning-up all those glass fragments (but it made it safer and easier to work on it) I've also surmised that a cutting wire will not be effective in removing the frame.
that that wasn't the case and I apologise to "jogon" in particular.I just need to carefully remove any remaining adhesive from the black mounting plate and it should then be all ready to accept the replacement window. It will not have been a major exercise, I suppose, and I'm sure that the A2 will be back soon. Thanks again for such a massive and helpful response from you all!

David
 

DJ 190

A2OC Donor
Nearly there! The window arrived today ..... that's less than 24 hours and it's fine. It just needed the removal of some retained adhesive from the inner glass surface. I carefully removed all the waste adhesive from the aperture using surgical scalpels Here :-

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This is the cleaned window, ready for fitting

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So I'm hoping to take the A2 and window to a professional fitter tomorrow and that should be it! All sorted in 3 days, thanks to your help! 👍

David
 

audifan

A2OC Donor
While you are out getting the window fitted get a spare house key and a spare car key. That way both of you have a house key and car key. Much cheaper and more convenient than breaking a window every time.;)
 

jogon

Member
Yes, "the penny dropped" overnight when I'd given it a bit of thought! The glass is glued to a black triangular plate which is separate to the bodywork but is secured permanently to it in the Factory. So all that help regarding NOT cutting or grinding anything was totally correct and helpful! I'm sorry if I've suggested here :-

that that wasn't the case and I apologise to "jogon" in particular.I just need to carefully remove any remaining adhesive from the black mounting plate and it should then be all ready to accept the replacement window. It will not have been a major exercise, I suppose, and I'm sure that the A2 will be back soon. Thanks again for such a massive and helpful response from you all!

David
No worries, only trying to help. Well if you've gotten that far with it and it's all cleaned up you could try bonding it in yourself. You could use something like this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sika-Fle...637171&hash=item53e8eb16a9:g:oSsAAOSwZ8ZW-lca
 

Howey

Member
I have used a guy on ebay for getting a few key blade blanks cut from a photo, superb service!

For a around a tenner you could have a "surf" key made and hide it somewhere under the car to avoid future problems!
 

DJ 190

A2OC Donor
I have used a guy on ebay for getting a few key blade blanks cut from a photo, superb service!

For a around a tenner you could have a "surf" key made and hide it somewhere under the car to avoid future problems!
Good idea! I've got spare house keys and a spare A2 key (or two, maybe?) I'm obviously not expecting this to happen again, but lesson learned, eh?

David
 

DJ 190

A2OC Donor
Well if you've gotten that far with it and it's all cleaned up you could try bonding it in yourself. You could use something like this
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sika-Fle...637171&hash=item53e8eb16a9:g:oSsAAOSwZ8ZW-lca
Well true to form I HAVE ordered it and I'll do the job myself. It was marginally cheaper here : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sika-Fle...807445?hash=item519ab385d5:g:Hh8AAOSwJQdW-lOU Only problem is that it's from Northern Ireland and it will take a while to get here. So I'll fabricate a thin plywood triangle to fit and seal the aperture and I'll still be able to use the A2.

David
 
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