Locked out of Corolla

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  1. Crono

    Crono Lifer

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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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  3. swtethan

    swtethan Diamond Member

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    pop a lock
     
  4. Ricemarine

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    Break the window like that guy in the video that stole everything from cars in a casino.
     
  5. jlee

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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.
     
  6. HopJokey

    HopJokey Platinum Member

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    A Slim Jim will solve your problem.
     
  7. Sam334

    Sam334 Golden Member

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    Fixed.
     
  8. xSkyDrAx

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    :Q I am intrigued.
     
  9. Bozono

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    Doesn't Toyota have a roadside assistance program on new cars? Should be free.
     
  10. mzkhadir

    mzkhadir Diamond Member

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    I would check on that and if you have window open try a coat hanger.
     
  11. FleshLight

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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
     
  12. yourdeardaniel

    yourdeardaniel Golden Member

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    call the cops
     
  13. suse920

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    5!!!
     
  14. SSP

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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. :D
     
  15. bigrash

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    I vote for 5 too!
     
  16. FleshLight

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    That works on just about every car before 1995 :) Or at least on a 95 Camry and a 95 'Teg
     
  17. xSauronx

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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.
     
  18. QurazyQuisp

    QurazyQuisp Platinum Member

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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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    get a door stopper, pop the door open, use a coat hanger to unluck, push the unlock botton?

    heheh
     
  21. EyeMWing

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    89 caravans had a power lock option? OMG I NEED TO FIND THE PIECES FOR THIS SO I CAN RIG A REMOTE ENTRY.