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Keys are locked in car and dont want to pay for aaa. I have slim jim how do I unlock door with it?

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Slim Jims only work on older cars. You need to insert it in the tight hole between the rubber strip and the window itself. Feel around for the lock rod and use the Slim Jim to unlock it.
Maybe lock bumping is a better option in your case.

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A lot of newer cars can't be opened with a slim jim anymore. A good kit uses a small bag that inflates with air to allow a long rod to unlock (electric door locks) These work much better.

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