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Locked out of 96 chevy cavalier

I locked my keys in my 96 chevy cavalier. how would i use a slim jim, or can I use a wire hanger to open the door. Where on the door would I start the hanger?

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    I locked my keys in my 96 chevy cavalier. how would i use a slim jim, or can I use a wire hanger to open the door. Where on the door would I start the hanger?


  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    what did you do

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You can use a wire hanger with a hook bent onto the end fairly easily if you slide it down the window and try to feel around to hook onto the lock mechanism. It may take a bit of patience, but I got into my 2000 with not too much trouble. Then do what I did immediately afterwards - get another key cut to keep in your wallet...

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You know you can call the police and they will come and unlock it for you. to serve and protect. thats all part of there job.

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