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Old 03-17-2003, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help

ther other day, i left my keys in the ignition and locked my door and forgot my keys were inside. People want to come look at the car to buy it and im like "uhhhh yeah i cant get into the car right now, if u wait a little whilee...." i called some locksmiths and they told me 55-70 bucks, and i dont wanna spend that right now, how can i open it?

if you want to pm me instead of say it here for safty reasons its cool..
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Old 03-17-2003, 11:35 AM   #2
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (91hatchcivic)

call a friend that has AAA, Genius.
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Old 03-17-2003, 11:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (91hatchcivic)

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Old 03-17-2003, 11:42 AM   #4
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (sparq)

Get a coat hanger.

Bend into a shape like this: /\/\

Get a little wedge (like a screwdriver, etc) and hold the weatherstripping back some. I am referring to the piece of weatherstrip that is horizontal along the top of the door (bottom edge of glass).


Slide the first edge of the bent coat hanger down the glass (between glass and weather stripping.

Pull the entire coat hanger up, and you will now have some metal coat hanger poking through on the inside of the glass (if you do it right, you have to turn your coathanger assembly almost parallel to the door or you will get the door panel instead)

Push down on the whole assembly again, and you should have a little coat hanger "arm" inside the car that you can flip the power lock switch with.

This is how most AAA guys will open your car, and they can do it in about 15 seconds. They have prebent tool kits that can handle most cars. It might take you a while, but this method causes the least damage.

You could also just push the coathanger down along the top of the door frame, but then you will put a whole in the top weatherstripping and probably damage your paint.
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Old 03-17-2003, 11:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (dustin)

hopefully i'll never have to do that.. i have like 15 sets of keys Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 03-17-2003, 11:58 AM   #6
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Old 03-17-2003, 12:06 PM   #7
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is that u yoda?? ur weird lookin! lol ,help me damnit! oh oh, and i dont have power locks, so that wont work.
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (YodaIsGod)

write the vin # down and go to the dealer with your licence and get a new key cut costs only like 3-4 bucks
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Old 03-17-2003, 12:09 PM   #9
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write the vin # down and go to the dealer with your licence and get a new key cut costs only like 3-4 bucks

-i would do this, but it has a crx dash, and i dont kno if the vin from the civic dash was put on the crx dash.
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (YodaIsGod)

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this picture ends up in all the threads about locked keys in the car. lol

i think this erics funniest emotion. haha Click the image to open in full size.
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Old 03-17-2003, 02:00 PM   #11
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (Lance Burkhart)

can i open it with a coat hangeR?
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Old 03-17-2003, 02:02 PM   #12
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (One2hit)

ahh enough with the pictures, it sucks!
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Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. Click the image to open in full size. someone wanna come over and help?
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Old 03-17-2003, 03:25 PM   #15
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (91hatchcivic)

thank you for telling all the thieveing mother ******* how to get into my car...
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you dont think they know how to do that??? if you dont think they know how to break into a car then your nieve
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (Hugh Bowie)

Hugh Bowie,
Do yourself a favor and shutup, the coat hanger trick is common knowledge. If you havent heard of it you must live a very sheltered life.

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If some thievein ******* wanted to get into your car they probably would just break your ******* window.
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Old 03-17-2003, 03:34 PM   #18
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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (Jonesysixtynine)

hahaa, ok now back to figuring out how to open my door without breaking anything.. , if i get a hanger into the inside, could i pull the handle to open it? i never tried this so i dono if they work like this?
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Old 03-17-2003, 03:36 PM   #19
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okay, heres another way: break a window
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hahaa, ok now back to figuring out how to open my door without breaking anything.. , if i get a hanger into the inside, could i pull the handle to open it? i never tried this so i dono if they work like this?
I had never tried it either, but then one night I locked my keys in my old Accord, I bent the coat hanger into a "J" shape with a little bit of a curvature to the "straight" part of the J. I pulled it up and down, probably tearing all sorts of **** up, and twisted it, eventually somehow I unlocked the door. This method also works on Ford Escorts. Basically you have to imagine how your lock mechinism would look inside your door.

Whether the locks are straight up and down, side to side, and even where your door handle realease might be.




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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (Jonesysixtynine)

the coat hanger trick works without power locks too, but its a lot harder. You need a double or triple bent hanger (i would suggest a flat peice of alum. better) with a reverse hook to the end like a J, only steeper. Then go through the top, pulling either the stripping or window back (the window for the Legend i did this for pulled at least a cent.) try to hook the J right in front of the lock mech. and pull it back, using the hook to pull the lock. mech. to the inside, unlocking it. Careful, it is easy to damage the weatherstrip this way...

EDIT: oh yeah, and be prepared to pinch your fingers A LOT...


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Default Re: locked my keys in my car and dont wanna pay 60bucks!!! help (91hatchcivic)

hey here in va the cops will open it up for free just be nice when callin
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Get one of your trays you slide with and break the window . . . .

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