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Will the old coat hanger work for this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Keys locked in car
Your message is already old so you surely have gotten into your car by now but for future problems, I'll post this anyhow.
Coat hangers may work but if you can find a friendly cop, they often carry 'slim-jims' which is a thin, flat, flexible piece of steel that slides easily past the gasket and has a hook-like opening on one end to catch the mechanism.
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
SOURCE: Locked my keys in the car.
sharpen end of coat hanger, bend with wire cutters first to be a hook of sorts, then clip at an angle to dig into the plastic of the door lock pull by the glass. You will have to shape the hanger a bit, can go in through a the driver's door if you pull hard on the door (and wedge with something to hold it open a little while you work), or through a rear side window if it can be opened a little.
Worked several times for me. A Slim Jim does too.
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
SOURCE: locked keys in car
find a small wedge such as a small peice of tapered wood or plastic. wedge this in between the top of the door and body by using a small rybber mallet or the palm of your hand with a glove but be careful not to bend the door to far and break the glass (wedge it away from the body no more than about 1.5 inches). just enough to get a wire or coat hanger in there to move freely and easily hit the unlock button. Also watch that you dont tear the roofs rubber weatherstripping when sliding the wedge into place. Good Luck!!!
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
SOURCE: rear door stuck closed
YES BUT TRY A SLIM-JIM FOUND AT SOME AUTO PARTS STORES. YOU WILL HAVE BETTER LUCK WITH IT AND DO LESS DAMAGE. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BACK OF THE PACKAGE. HOPE THIS HELPS. LET ME KNOW. GOOD LUCK
Posted on May 03, 2009
TRY USING A SLIM-JIM, BECAUSE IT WILL DO LESS DAMAGE AND COST LESS THAN A LOCKSMITH. YOU CAN BUY ONE OF THESE AT AN AUTO PARTS STORE FOR ABOUT 15 BUCKS. HOPE THIS HELPS YOU OUT. BEST OF LUCK ON THE BOW-TIE(CHEVY). LET ME KNOW. THANKS FOE USING FIX-YA AND FOR THE HONEST RATING IN ADVANCED.
Posted on May 07, 2009
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Straighten out the metal coat hanger and bend one end of the hanger into
a hook shape. Make the hook about one inch.
Place the end of the metal coat hanger with the hook on it between the
window and the frame. Place the hanger 1/2 an inch behind the door handle
toward the the edge of the door closest to the rear door.
Push the hanger down about two feet into the door frame. Pull up on the
hanger until you feel the hook catch onto the metal arm inside the door frame
that controls the lock. You may have to try a few times before the hook catches
the metal arm.
Pull up on the hanger once the hook has connected to the metal arm until
the door lock unlocks. The lock handle on the inside of the car will move once
you have connected the hook to the metal arm that controls the door lock.
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