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I have locked my keys in my 97 Buick lesabre custom and I need help getting it out

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If you have full coverage on your Car Insurance call them. The Autoclubs and many car insurers provide Locksmith service for the members.

You may be able to get the Police or a Tow truck Driver to use a slim-jim to get into the vehicle. You do not want to damage the Door or Window seals over this incident.

If someone has a second set of keys, all you need is the remote.

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

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Get a buddy to help you and get a wire hanger.
Un-twist the hanger and straighten it out.
Depending on the lock type, you'll have to shape one end of the wire (if the car has power locks that work without the car running, you don't need to bend the wire at all.) If the manual lock is one that you pull up, then twist the end of the wire into a kind of loop. If its one that you pull out, then a hook shape is more appropriate.

Then its time to go fishing. Get your buddy to pull out on the door, then you slide the hanger wire down into the crack between the door and the roof where its far enough away from the lock that it flexes outward. From there, play the surgeon and try to either press the unlock button, or activate the manual lock.
This method can take a while, and I've done it with my trucks before with hit and miss success.

That's all I got, hope it helps.

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If the coathanger thing doesnt work, go get a slimjim loaner tool from the parts store or if you are comfortable with them, law enforcement carrys the same tool in some cars, and they will usually unlock the car for free..good luck..

Posted on Jan 15, 2013

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