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Locked out of my 07 silverado. My keys are still in the ignition. I have used a wedge in the upper part of the door and then placed a coat hanger inside, i can hit the unlock button but it doesnt do anything, I can hit the lock button and it locks. Any ideas of what to do?

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I had to hook the keys out of the ignition and hit the unlock botton on the controler itself but wy window was ajar about an inch.It witt not unlock with the keys in the ignition..........The only other solution is to take the Vin# of the vech to the dealer to get a spare one made.....Hope this helps..........The Vin # is located on the bottom drivers side outside the windshield...Sorry but was asked this befor.....Good luck and hope this helps you out.

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