How to Unlock a Car Door When the Keys Are Locked In

Written by robert good
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Locking your keys in the car is something that you will experience once if not many times. Having a locksmith come and pick the car lock for you will cost you a lot of money and time. You can open all most any car door in less than five with a simple household idem. This process will not damage your car in any way.

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Things you need

  • Metal coat hanger

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  1. 1

    Straighten out the metal coat hanger and bend one end of the hanger into a hook shape. Make the hook about one inch.

  2. 2

    Place the end of the metal coat hanger with the hook on it between the window and the frame. Place the hanger 1/2 an inch behind the door handle toward the edge of the door closest to the rear door.

  3. 3

    Push the hanger down about two feet into the door frame. Pull up on the hanger until you feel the hook catch onto the metal arm inside the door frame that controls the lock. You may have to try a few times before the hook catches the metal arm.

  4. 4

    Pull up on the hanger once the hook has connected to the metal arm until the door lock unlocks. The lock handle on the inside of the car will move once you have connected the hook to the metal arm that controls the door lock.

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