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Richard, Jaguar Technician
Category: Jaguar
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Experience:  12 years at a Ford/Lincoln Mercury and Jaguar dealer as technician and shop foreman.
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I've locked my key in the boot. I've read that you can open

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I've locked my key in the boot. I've read that you can open the boot by drilling 2 5mm holes behind the number plate but I'm not sure where to drill. I only have one key
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to
What year and model Jag.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
XTYPE 2004 Saloon. All doors are locked. On one of the forums they said a Jag Technician had drilled 2 5mm holes behind the number plate but that's all
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Ok I would actually try getting inside the vehicle then jump the trunk latch. Use a plastic wedge type tool to try and pull the door slightly away from the body. Then take a strong wire hanger and bent it in a way that you can move the lock knob on the handle. Once inside Locate the GEM module which is a black module under the passenger side dash. It has 5 color coded connectors. Locate the 23 way green connector and disconnect it by un clipping and pulling the lock lever down. Jump battery power to pin 2 orange wire and the latch should activate.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard, I got into the car using a coathanger and a looped wire. Tried what you suggested but it didn't work so I had to get a saw and cut through the parcel shelf. I then fished out the keys with the coathanger.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Thats strange as I have had great success jumping the latch that way. Glad we were able to get in the vehicle and retrieve the keys.