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Old 11-28-2004, 06:23 PM   #11
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A couple weeks ago I borrowed my brothers car (1990 Chrysler New Yorker) to go get the replacement UIM for my friends old 1995 SLE. I forgot that the car has a tendency to lock the doors everytime a door shuts, and naturally the guy I was getting the plenum from wasn't home and I couldn't find any tools. Got so pissed off I squeezed my fingertips between the roof and the top of the door and bent the top of the door out about 4 inches. Needless to say I had some really soar fingers for about the next hour, but at least I got back in the car. That'* the last time I use that car -it'* the second time I've been locked out of it out in the country -last time wasn't such a pleasant day in January. :( I had to sit by the car before my brother realized 15 minutes later that I wasn't following him anymore (I'd stopped because one of the other electrical quirks happened -the trunk popped open when I hit 70 mph.
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Old 11-28-2004, 07:23 PM   #12
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LoL, there was this one time my friend locked his keys in his '87 Chrysler Fifth Avenue.

The driver-side rear window just happened to be loose on its tracks for a couple of weeks before, not fixed yet.

Poke at the window a bit, it starts to come down.

Get your finger at the top of the window.

Push down.

Window is now down. Open door. Get in.
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Old 11-28-2004, 07:30 PM   #13
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Our old mini van used to just randomly lock itself, so whenever we left it running we'd just roll down a window and not have a problen, I do that with my car too. I don't wanna get locked out, I feel like a moron and I'd just get pissed and break a window.
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I locked my keys in my car twice. Once in the garage and I was lucky enough to have a crow bar laying around and used it to open the door. I pried it open at the top and used a flexible thingy to push down on the door lock. The second time was on my way to me Silverbullet in LAke Bluff and I was going to the gas station to get gas and left my keyys in the car. Thankfully, the sunroof was in vent mode and I asked the attended if they had a mop or broom so I could use it to unlock the door. They had it and it worked. ITs not so hard once you start thinking of stuff you can use.
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neither my 97 SE or my 00 SLE will let me lock the drivers door with the key in the ignition.
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My doors don't lock all the time from the "LOCK" button, so I just use the key, and without the keys, I can't lock the door, and without locking the door, I can't get locked out .


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I learned how to break into cars pretty easy.
Just gotta have a plastic wedge for the top of the door and a nice super thick hanger type wire for the lock.

With my door poppers occasionally deciding not to work, i got pretty good.
subarus and convertibles are EASY cause of thier flexy windows ha ha
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Old 11-28-2004, 10:54 PM   #18
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A buddy at work locked his keys in his 95 Bonneville SE last night.. He doesn't have an extra set of keys to it so he had to call the cops out to try and jimmy it open. Well, even before the cops got there they said that the Bonneville'* are extremely hard to get into... one of the hardest cars they've done and that he would have to sign a waiver incase anything was damaged in the process. Anyway, the cop gets out there and spends an HOUR in below freezing temperatures then finally got it opened.. By tthe time he did he was getting really frustrated with the car. lol. Just a little warning, if you lock your keys in, the Bonny is a real pain to get back into..
It seems this happens to ALL of us at least once in our lifetimes. I was in Florida last December when I got distracted and locked the doors with the keys in the ignition. Fortunately it was where we were staying at the time so I wasn't in a panic to get back into the car. Mobile Auto Club sent a Locksmith and he opened the Oldsmoble door in LESS than 2 minutes.
Yeah, It'* times like these that I wished my Olds came with the feature that prevents you from locking your keys in the car.
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im still waiting for my extra set of keys and remote thing from the dealership so im hopeing that i dont lock my keys in the door.
same here
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It'* only happened to me once. When I first got the car my sister locked the doors while I was working on it. I find locks to be useless and I don't use them. Locks only keep honest people out.
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