I went to my garage to get something out of the car this evening, and found that the battery is dead. I have a jumper battery and in the past have always been able to open the driver door lock manually to pop the hood, but this didn't work this time. The car is a 2013 basic model, and the key has a fob with the ignition key sticking out. When I place the key in the lock it turns in either direction quite easily, but has no effect on the lock.
I read an earlier thread that talked about using a pliers to turn the key with force, but using some force with my fingers, it felt like it had turned as much as it would turn. I am reluctant to try to force it for fear of damage to the key or lock.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I am off on a trip tomorrow and don't have time to deal with the dealer in the am, and need the car.