In the "Come Fly With Me" quest chain, I just finished clearing the basement of nightkin and sent Harland away. After going back upstairs, I can't open the research labs door to talk to the ghoul Jason again because I don't have the key. Using the intercom only allows me to be told "stop messing around with the intercom".

(Also, the lock is not pick-able.)

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    You shouldn't need a key... this sounds like something has bugged on you tbqh. Nov 26, 2010 at 21:39

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Try leaving the area and coming back after 3 game days. According to the comments, the 3-day trick does not work here. You've definitely hit a glitch, one which is now accounted for on the Wiki.

Thus, you're probably looking at reloading a saved game from before starting the quest, if you have one available. Sorry.

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    The bug has sinced been added to the wiki. The 3 game day fix unfortunately doesn't work. Jun 17, 2015 at 3:43

Here's what you do: Go in FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS, Go to the door, STOP, Look to your you will find ANOTHER Intercom Activate and vióla!

  • Your instructions are unclear to me. Could you improve your answer? Jun 17, 2015 at 3:44

When you stand in front of the door to the research lab is there an Intercomm on the wall to your right? If you activate that intercomm the Ghoul may open the door for you.

  • "Using the intercom only allows me to be told "stop messing around with the intercom"."
    – Mana
    Jan 1, 2011 at 19:13
  • The ghoul only opens the door on your initial visit. May 28, 2011 at 0:06

More than definitely a bug, if you cannot access the area at all there is still a way to get there, of course this requires being on PC.

You can type this into the console:


It will teleport you to your quest marker.

You can also type:

coc [insert cell name here]

For example:

coc RocketLabTop

Will take you to the Repconn research labs.

Here is a list of the ID's for Repconn:

0007ea61 RocketLabBasement REPCONN Basement

00081d1f RocketLabMid REPCONN Facility

000e5a8d RepconHQ02 REPCONN Office 2nd Floor

000e5a84 RepconHQ01 REPCONN Office Main Floor

000e5a88 RepconHQ03 REPCONN Office Top Floor

00081cfa RocketLabTop REPCONN Research Labs

(The middle one is the ID)

Then once you finish using the console you then save and quit immediately, then reload the game. This is because opening the console will temporarily disable achievements, but they will become usable again if you reload the save. Of course you don't have to worry about this if you don't care about achievements.

Sources: https://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/959559-fallout-new-vegas/57300640 http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout:_New_Vegas_cell_ID


You go near the door. Go into your command prompt. While command prompt is popped up, click on the door. A code should appear for the door. Now type "unlock" in command prompt and voila

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    This is only for PC, there is nothing about whether or not OP is playing on PC
    – Ben
    Oct 14, 2019 at 1:52

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