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Can you use a slim jim to break into a 2002 legacy

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Yes you can. if you don't have one you can also get a screw driver into the hood latch release through the grill. This is harder than it sounds but I have done it before

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Yes, most likely ; but only if you knew where to place it and what to do with it to manipulate the linkage.

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I have an 1992 Chevy Caprice Bubble and somebody tried to break in to it so i cant use the key is there another way to get in to it..??

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How can i slim jim the door? (locked my keys

with out the right tools it will be verry hard also you can break your glass or knock a lock rod off.

THE best way to do this is if you have power locks find somthing you can use as a wedge EXAMPLE;screw the wedge between the dood and the car you may have to pry it open a little. now get a coat hanger and push the power lock button.

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Passenger door will not open. Checked the locks all fine. Seems the cable broke at the door latch. How do I get the door open to work on this?

Body shops will attempt to use a "slim jim", but on a door that has had the linkage drop like on yours, knowledge of how the door mechanism looks is invaluable because there will be less places to grab with the slim jim. Subaru or a Japanese auto repair center will have someone that will be able to do this for you if you aren't successful.

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