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Old 09-04-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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My mom left her keys inside her 2005 Corolla, and forgot to take them out before locking it Any ideas on how I can open it? Who do you call when this thing happens? The dealer, or a locksmith?
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:27 PM   #4
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Break the window like that guy in the video that stole everything from cars in a casino.
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:28 PM   #5
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Does she have the valet key at home somewhere? I don't know if they give those out anymore..but it'd be cheaper than a locksmith.
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:28 PM   #6
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A Slim Jim will solve your problem.
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:28 PM   #7
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:29 PM   #8
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A Slim Jim will solve your problem.
:Q I am intrigued.
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:30 PM   #9
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Doesn't Toyota have a roadside assistance program on new cars? Should be free.
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:31 PM   #10
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Doesn't Toyota have a roadside assistance program on new cars? Should be free.
I would check on that and if you have window open try a coat hanger.
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:32 PM   #11
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Slim Jim might not work on the newer cars since they usually put a plate over the locking mechanism thingy now. You have a few options:

1. Call AAA
2. Get key from dealer ($30)
3. See if you can pull back the window and use a coathanger (only works if your keys aren't in the ignition)
4. Bash the window open
5. Buy a new car
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:33 PM   #12
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:33 PM   #13
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Slim Jim might not work on the newer cars since they usually put a plate over the locking mechanism thingy now. You have a few options:

1. Call AAA
2. Get key from dealer ($30)
3. See if you can pull back the window and use a coathanger (only works if your keys aren't in the ignition)
4. Bash the window open
5. Buy a new car

5!!!
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:34 PM   #14
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Too bad you didn't buy a domestic. You could put a coat hanger through the weather seal to reach the power lock.

<- had to do that on a 89 caravan.
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:35 PM   #15
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Quote:
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Slim Jim might not work on the newer cars since they usually put a plate over the locking mechanism thingy now. You have a few options:

1. Call AAA
2. Get key from dealer ($30)
3. See if you can pull back the window and use a coathanger (only works if your keys aren't in the ignition)
4. Bash the window open
5. Buy a new car

5!!!
I vote for 5 too!
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:35 PM   #16
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Too bad you didn't buy a domestic. You could put a coat hanger through the weather seal to reach the power lock.

<- had to do that on a 89 caravan.
That works on just about every car before 1995 Or at least on a 95 Camry and a 95 'Teg
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:44 PM   #17
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roadside assitance with your cell plan? mine covers flats/towing/gas/lockouts

i usually use a coathanger if one is handy, pry open the door just enough to slide it in if the window isnt cracked.
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Old 09-04-2005, 03:56 PM   #18
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I couldn't use a coat hanger on my '99 sable... I had to use a yardstick with a pencil eraser attached to the end.
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Old 09-04-2005, 04:32 PM   #19
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Old 09-04-2005, 04:52 PM   #20
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get a door stopper, pop the door open, use a coat hanger to unluck, push the unlock botton?

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Old 09-04-2005, 05:41 PM   #21
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Too bad you didn't buy a domestic. You could put a coat hanger through the weather seal to reach the power lock.

<- had to do that on a 89 caravan.
89 caravans had a power lock option? OMG I NEED TO FIND THE PIECES FOR THIS SO I CAN RIG A REMOTE ENTRY.
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