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Slim jim a 2005 canyon with the keys locked inside and the windows shut?

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SOURCE: locked my keys inside, can't find a door diagram online

A slim Jim is a fishing expedition. What you need to do is not worry about diagrams. Realize that the locking mechanism has just a very few parts that interconnect. The key hole where you insert your key, and the lock button that go up and down (or in some cases forward and back) are mechanically connected. It's that connection your fishing for and trying to move. You need to 'fish' between the lock and the button and try and 'hook' that linkage and move it in the dirction that moves your lock button to the unlocked position. If you really need a diagram many of the car part web sites will display a diagram for car parts. I've unlocked alot of doors with the method described and have never seen a diagram for what I'm doing. Good luck!

Posted on May 10, 2009

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SOURCE: CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO USE A SLIM JIM TO UNLOCK JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO. LOCKED KEYS IN CAR.

just take a towel and wrap around an ice scraper pry the top of the door with it and put a clothes hanger in the crack to push the unloc button

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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SOURCE: how to use slim jim

ok well first off do you know anyone that has a truck close to the same year if so try using there key it should work to open your door and on how to use a slim jim depends on if you have power locks or not if so it's a bit harder than if you don't but you put it between the window and the rubber seal and slip it under the door locking bar ether up and forword or back if its a manual lock and if not you haft to move the slim about 2 to 5 inches from the lock and do the same good luck

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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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: My son just locked his keys inside of a 97 Honda

the best thing to do is make a coat hanger fit to reach the power lock button.

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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