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

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    Proper method to use a slim jim on a 2001 malibu

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A typical slim jim wont do the trick for you.

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

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YYou have to get next to the door latch to pull it and a standard slim jim won't work and if you have a slim jim I am assuming your a licenced tow truck operator or shop? otherwise this is all I can give you due to our state laws concerning opening the car up sorry.

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