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Old 05-09-2006, 10:12 PM   #11
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It took me 5 minutes the first time on Jseabert'* SSE. I can now get into an 87-99 Bonneville in under 30 seconds. Every time.
wow...we need a video of this...
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I lock my keys in my car daily...
^ "Village Idiot" is quite appropriate in this case

The joys of keyless entry
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Touche! And I agree Haven't used my door key since I bought the car almost two years ago. The only reason I keep my door key on my key ring is just in case the battery dies.
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ya when i locked my keys in my car it took the drive about an hr to get the keys out. it was funny watching him try to unlock the door. every time he would get it to unlock as soon as he would pull the door handle it would relock agian. hahahah it was great he finnaly pulled out the wedge and hit the unlock button on the inside of the door.
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It took me 5 minutes the first time on Jseabert'* SSE. I can now get into an 87-99 Bonneville in under 30 seconds. Every time.
wow...we need a video of this...
Figure the trick out now. Get a slim jim (some auto parts stores sell them). Then take your door panel off. With the window up, work the tool while you're watching the inside of the now-exposed door. You'll see exactly what you need to do.

Practice that way, then without looking on the inside.
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Randy can get the rear doors of his 90 in seconds as well.

it'* a matter of knowing where the rods in the door are located. Otherwise..they are simply stabbing in the dark.

Sounds as though Mickey and Donald weren't very experienced on H body cars.
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Its only a tank if you don't want to do damage. A thief could get it unlocked very quickly, just break the handle housing below the lock with a screwdriver & pull the rod up/down as needed. Maybe 20 seconds if that?
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or break a window. 5 seconds, at most.
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but that would attract attention.
the small screwdriver blade would look like a key and the guy would appear to be unlocking his door...
Happened to my sons friend just last week.
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Back when I was in the Navy, I came across a police officer who had locked himself out of his car. It was cold an snowing and this guy was miserable. I was in my Camaro at the time; and I always kept a slim jim hidden underneath the car, on top of my subframe connectors. Keep in mind Slim Jims are illegal in MD. So I throw out my disclaimer saying hey I'll help you as long as you dont take my tool. He gladly obliged. I have only opened a few car doors before with a slim jim... a crown vic wasn't one of them. After about 5 minutes of feeling around, and becoming familiar with the internals of this door, I realized I had to move to the far right side of the drivers door panel and drive straight down into it as hard as I could. Unlike most cars where you are trying to latch the rod and slide it to unlock. The door unlocked a few seconds later and the cop was ever so grateful.

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