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Good morning! Terrible actually

So I'm locked out of the discovery completely. Pressing the buttons on the fob does nothing besides light up the red led and I have tried putting in a new battery just in case and I get the same result.

All doors are locked and the key barely wiggles inside the lock on the door but it will not turn. I tried the spare and it does the same thing.

Backstory: I swapped out the SLS for a OME lift a ~3 weeks ago. I found out after the first couple days my battery was draining so every couple of nights I've been letting it sit with the battery connected to a trickle charger. Last night I did the same thing I have done a few times before. Hood is up and I lock the doors, hear the honk, then the next morning I disconnect the charger, unlock, and head to work. This morning I walked out and pressed unlock and didn't hear anything... thought maybe I didnt press the button well enough and disconnected the charger (green fully charged indicator was on) closed the hood, turn signals flashed, and tried to unlock again... nothing. Lock button and unlock button both do nothing besides light up the LED on the fob. Key will not turn in the door lock. So now im stuck outside the vehicle. Does anyone have any ideas? I've searched and heard of people connecting a battery to the started. I'm not sure what this would do for me since the battery is fully charged.

Any help is appreciated. I have no ideas. I don't even know if breaking through a window would help me at this point.

Oh and the LED on the dash is blinking as if superlocked but no combination of button presses on the FOB has done anything.

*The lock not turning issue could have existed for a long time now. I don't think I have ever unlocked the door with the key before. I've had the discovery for a year now.
 

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here's a rundown on what happened so hopefully you folks will still be interested in helping me out.

- last night locked the truck with the hood open while connected to battery charger
- went to unlock first thing this morning and nothing happened when I pressed the button
- battery charger indicated full battery
- *battery terminals are old and dont get tight enough but I highly doubt they decided to fly off this morning when I closed the hood. Never had connection issues
- disconnected charger and closed the hood, turn signals flashed
- nothing happens when I press lock or unlock on the FOB besides the FOB's LED flashing (brand new battery in FOB)
- red LED on dash flashing as if superlocked (I dont know why else it would be flashing)
- key will not turn more than a couple degrees in door lock. Appears to not be going in all the way. I can't imagine it could be forced in any farther. *I have used a penetrating oil/lubricant

If I open the hood through the grill will the alarm definitely sound and will disconnecting the battery turn it off? The fob doesnt seem to be capable of anything.

If I get under the hood could disconnecting the battery reset the alarm? Shouldn't my fob work no matter what sort of thing is going on?

From searching around I feel like I'm in the situation where my battery has died or disconnected while the truck was superlocked.. but the red dash LED is flashing.
 

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Popping the hood and disconnecting the battery should turn the alarm off.

Next, coat your key with graphite powder or call a locksmith to get you door keylock workable/open.

Otherwise, break the glass. But you need to be able to get inside.
 

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Disconnecting and reconnecting the battery will immobilise the engine for good instead of resetting anything, it was made this way to make it harder to steel, dont brake a window, you can easyly remove the tail door window by cutting the seal then only a seal will be needed to refit, if you get in by "invasion" and the volumetric alarm will not go off put the key in the ignition and try to start ...if it will be immobilised most probably the roof receiver in front of the rear sunroof is dead so replace that cos it's plug and play...or unlock somehow the driver's door and insert the EKA code
 
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