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Unlock Chevy spark with slim Jim

How to use a slim Jim to unlock Chevy spark

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Most lock out companies use a long metal rod that is inserted through the top of the door and is then used to push the power door lock button or the lock button. If you gently pull on the top of the door and insert a wedge to keep the door ajar slightly, you can use a coat hanger and manoevere it to touch the door lock button

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Manufacturers have pretty much made the slim jim obsolete. No more of just pushing it down and grabbing the latch to open. They still can be used, but you need to know how the mechanism works and where the latches are. Basically the slim jim has to be bent to find where the rod is to unlock it. You don't know where the rod is, you can't bend it in the right direction.

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Their are a few different types of slim jim tools which ever one you use your going to need to feel for the actuator rod from handle to latch because if you try to close to latch by door well you can damage or short out wiring in door or break /disconnect the rod (s) your best bet is using a wedge plastic or wood wrapped with cloth and wedge open at upper door/window frame and use wire to hit unlock button ,knob or door handle

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