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How can I jumpstart or open the hood

My EXT battery is dead so the remote is usless. The key doesn't work in the door locks. Tried some WD40 and some PB Cleaner. Is there a way I can force the hood open to jump start it? Or a way I can open the rear seats from the truck area? Or does this car have power ports anywhere I can hookup a cigarette lighter adapter to ? I don't know why the door locks aren't working. Im guessing the previous owner never used the door locks and always used the remote fob which caused the locks to become corroded. I have a Dual Weave Mesh Grille and pushing the latch with a screwdriver horizontally isn't doing anything. Am i suppose to be using a lot of force with this? Or any other tricks? Does the EXT have any power ports in the back of the truck ? Or is it easy to open the back seats from the trunk area when you can't get inside?

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  • Anonymous Jun 25, 2008

    keys in trunk can i remove rear seats??


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Well u got a pickle butg you can fix just call locksmith and they will unlock ur doors that is the only way th get in with out using a slim jim

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You can use a wood wedge to pry the top of the driver or passenger door open 1/2 to 1 inch. Then use a stiff rod to reach in the opening and push the lock button open. I used this method to get my keys locked inside my EXT with no damage. Just be careful not to damage the paint.

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    This worked great and saved me $75 . Thanks


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Gm cars usually have a jump point on the front of the engine. It will be a red box. You might be able to crawl underneath and access the box without opening the hood. Then just attach the other lead to the frame or engine block somewhere. It might give you enough power to get the power door locks to work.

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