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How do you open the door on a 2001 Ford Ranger if the exterior door handles have broken? The doors are unlocked. We do not want to break the car window to get inside to open the door.

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You can go to a parts store and buy a slim jim. It's a flat metal bar that slides between the glass and the rubber on the door. Get a flashlight and use the tool to hook the linkege that the handle connects to inside the door. You will be able to open it like that. If you don't think you can handle it call a tow company and tell them you need a lock-out. They can get it opened for you for about $50 bucks.

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