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How do I open my 1990 300zx Nissan door to get my keys out Can I use a slim Jim if so how and what type

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Using a slim jim is possible but it's all by feel. There is little instructions that someone could give that would make it easy. You basically need to know what you are looking for and hit that spot blind.Taking apart another 300zx door to see things first hand is one way to figure this out. If you are not careful you can dislodge the shafts that go to your handle or your keyhole and render those useless. Unfortunately your best bet is to call a locksmith. If you have roadside assistance through your phone or car insurance, they sometimes cover this.

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Call pop a lock.
Asking questions about breaking into cars, bypassing security systems, and getting around other security equipment is frowned upon here.

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SOURCE: slim jim did not work in opening the veh.

take an old auto antenna or, a very stiff metal rod and, using a plastic blade (like a plaster knife) bend the glass on the driver's side door; at the top of the door; gently outward; place a rubber or, wood spacer (eraser, wedge etc) between the door frame and, the glass: you only need one inch space; use the rod to press /pull the button / lever on the passenger side

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: locked out of 96 chevy cavalier

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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SOURCE: I used a slim jim and now my door won't open from the outside.

Open up the door panel and put the control rod back on. that often happens when getting in that way...still cheaper than a locksmith or a window!! (clip is probably in the bottom of the door)

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Locked keys in toyota 4 runner. have slim jim

A typical slim jim wont do the trick for you.

You need special tools to do the trick. Most tow truck drivers have them.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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I don't have a diagram of the door but if you slip the slim Jim in over the top of the outside door handle it should catch on the latch bar. If you are doing this because the door won't open from the interior handle or the outside handle the problem most likely isn't the lock. The way that handle connects to the release it is held in place with a piece of plastic that breaks fairly easy. If that piece breaks the interior door handle won't activate the unlock function when pulled and you will have a heck of a time getting the door opened so you can get inside the panel to do the repair.

Posted on Oct 05, 2011

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After using slim jim car door will not open from outside or inside


You probably knocked the door linkage off during the slim jum operation, You will need to remove the inner door panel and re-connect the door handle linkage. Hopefully you did not break the plastic clip.

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I need a diagram of the locking mechanism in my 2001 nissan sentra so that i can use a slim jim to unlock the passenger side door.


I don't have a diagram of the door but if you slip the slim Jim in over the top of the outside door handle it should catch on the latch bar. If you are doing this because the door won't open from the interior handle or the outside handle the problem most likely isn't the lock. The way that handle connects to the release it is held in place with a piece of plastic that breaks fairly easy. If that piece breaks the interior door handle won't activate the unlock function when pulled and you will have a heck of a time getting the door opened so you can get inside the panel to do the repair.

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Locked keys in car. spent several hours with slim jim. any secrets/tricks/advice would be greatly appreciated.


never seen a bronco ,does it have a button on the back of the door at the top if so a coat hanger to lift it ,pull top of door back a bit with two screwdrivers .takes me a minute at the most to open this sort of door type

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I locked my keys inside my car how can i open it


The easiest way to gain access to your car would be to call the Police and ask them to open your door. They, if asked, should assist you with the aide of a Slim-Jim. The other option is to make your own Slim-Jim and open you door look by yourself.

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The drivers door will not open with the outside door handle but can be opened with the inside door handle.


inside the door on the release mechanism there are two rods held to the lock assembly by nylon clips. One is activated when you open the door from the inside the other from the outside. It sounds like one of the nylon clips has broken or come loose. This often happen after someone has locked their keys in the vehicle and used a slim jim to open the door.(a slim jim is a long flat piece of metal used to trip the lock from outside by inserting it between the window and the weatherstrip and activating the rod) Often during this process the rod is dislodged from the slot in the lock mechanism.

To access this you must first remove the inside door panel and the moisture barrier. You can then see if the rod is loose and if the clip is broken or just knocked loose. On some vehicles it's not possible to actually see the lock assembly and you have to feel your way through the process of checking for a broken clip or a loose rod.

Dec 11, 2010 | 1996 Nissan Maxima

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Locked my keys in the car, had a locksmith open the car. Now neither the key fob or key will unlock the door!


if he used a slim jim probably knocked linkage off lock or broke linkage clip [a couple of bucks at an auto store] need to remove the door panel to repair or replace linkage

Jun 16, 2010 | 2002 Nissan Xterra

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Locked keys in toyota 4 runner. have slim jim wanted picture of door schmatic to find proper linkage to jimmie.


A typical slim jim wont do the trick for you.

You need special tools to do the trick. Most tow truck drivers have them.

Nov 13, 2009 | 2003 Toyota 4Runner

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My keys r locked inside my 95 maxima and i have no copy how do i open the doors


U call a locksmith is your only real choice, they can open the door with a tool called a "slim jim", without that tool u are pretty much sunk.

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1990 z wont start/ crank over Locked key in car so used a slim jim to open Now it wont crank over


Do you still have your OEM key and alarm remote control (if equipped)? If you're sure they work, open your hood and disconnect your battery for 10 minutes, connect it again and proceed to close all doors/hood as usual, arm & desarm the alarm and proceed to open the car with your key and turn it on. Did this help??

Jun 17, 2009 | 1990 Nissan 300ZX

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