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Torn Mind

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The key itself works quite well for this purpose as will any semi-pointy metal thing like a screwdriver or a pocket knife.
Those "water life-savers" do work admirably but they are very pointy. And they normally happen to be in the car with the keys or the "safe spot" you put the at on the floor.

I was recently locked out and tried out spade bits from Harbor Freight and a wrench as makeshift hammer, but couldn't do jack against the Toyota tempered glass. I caved and suffered damage of 150 plus paint damage trying to use a rule to tap the button, but the button just didn't go deep enough. All of the house keys and the main Toyota key were not sharp.
 

Captante

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Those "water life-savers" do work admirably but they are very pointy. And they normally happen to be in the car with the keys or the "safe spot" you put the at on the floor.

I was recently locked out and tried out spade bits from Harbor Freight and a wrench as makeshift hammer, but couldn't do jack against the Toyota tempered glass. I caved and suffered damage of 150 plus paint damage trying to use a rule to tap the button, but the button just didn't go deep enough. All of the house keys and the main Toyota key were not sharp.

I've done it with a swiss army knife .... used the main blade.
 

Svnla

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Doesn't seem like a totally screwed situation if she had pliers.

I've learned that if you have a local junkyard to get to and has your locked out vehicle, it's cheaper to destroy the door glass and get a replacement. Only problem is that you need something to actually break that glass.
About $250 (new part, not junk yard, and labor) to replace my front (driver and passenger) glass (windshield and rear are much more expensive).

If you have to, use a large rock or a sharp pointy object. Amazon has a small tool you can attach to the key chain to break glass.
 

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