Locked Key In Under Seat
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MP3 250ie
Joined: 30 Aug 2010
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Location: Chicago
Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:58 am quote
Hi, I have locked my one and only MP3 400 key under the seat. I live in Frankfort IL.

Is there a procedure for somehow gaining access to the compartments without destroying anything?

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The Hornet (GT200, aka Love Bug) and 'Dimples' - a GTS 300
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Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:09 am quote
To open the seat on a 500 or the 'trunk' on other MP3s (which then gives access to the seat latch) without a key, you need to find the cable running to the lock and give it a downward tug. You can find the cable behind the left-hand rear panel, about halfway along and up near the seat rim - it can be seen from underneath. Grab it and pull firmly down, you will hear the lock click open.
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Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:19 am quote
JimC--let the cat out of the "Pet Carrier" LOL It also works if the latch closes, but the seat is still up...not that that ever happens!
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MP3 250ie
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Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:24 am quote
Locked Key
Thank you! That worked just fine! Now I need find my pissed off wife! LOL
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Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:06 pm quote
someone link this in the Wiki under the MP3's. thx
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Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:13 pm quote
jimc wrote:
To open the seat on a 500 or the 'trunk' on other MP3s (which then gives access to the seat latch) without a key, you need to find the cable running to the lock and give it a downward tug. You can find the cable behind the left-hand rear panel, about halfway along and up near the seat rim - it can be seen from underneath. Grab it and pull firmly down, you will hear the lock click open.
Its that easy

Hope it isnt that easy on the GTS 300. I wouldnt put my wallet/phone in their but have stored shopping items before.
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Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:12 pm quote
mwswenson wrote:
I have locked my one and only MP3 400 key under the seat.
Sounds like the problem started with this. Why don't you contact JimH, or the alternative of your choice, and solve it?
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Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:51 am quote
Definitely need a second key. Get with Jimh! He is awesome, fast.
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Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:38 am quote
Dooglas wrote:
mwswenson wrote:
I have locked my one and only MP3 400 key under the seat.
Sounds like the problem started with this. Why don't you contact JimH, or the alternative of your choice, and solve it?
responding to a 3 year old post.
he got it all done last year BTW http://modernvespa.com/forum/post1601685?highlight=#1601685
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Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:03 am quote
I know this is old but I was able to force pull the seat up enough to slip my hand under the seat and pull out the key.
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