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I left my keys in the ignition and all the doors are locked. How can I break in without calling a locksmith?

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Use a large screwdriver and pry out the top rear corner of the door carefull not to do any perminent damage. You just need enough to get a wire coat hanger in. Straighten the hanger and bend the tip to make a small hook. Now if your locks are manual you will need to get at the proper angle to hook the door lock and if they are power locks then i usually go for the power lock button depending on the position. Take your time "it is almost always possible"

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