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Both door handles broken, cant get in.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 98yotataco, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Jun 2, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    98yotataco

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    I have a 98 2 door ext cab. both door handles are broken from the outside and i cant get in. All windows are up and the rear sliding window is locked. How can i get in without breaking a window or something?
     
  2. Jun 2, 2012 at 2:48 PM
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    Dromlace

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    call a locksmith.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    AAA When they do it they open the top of the door jamb alittle then slide a rod (not a hanger too pliable) down in for the power lock button I nave seen the antenna used
     
  4. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM
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    i use a hanger or the best thing is the wire handle from a five gal bucket. bend a hook get your knife and stick in the lower portion of your rear sliding( not bottom) window. stick the wire and minippulate the lock. take deep breaths and dont get frustrated. push in on the sliding window and in the direction to open it . youll get it. not that hard but it takes patience. good luck. :locked:


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  5. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:32 PM
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    babytruck

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    How did both handles get broken? How do we know it's YOUR truck, hmmmmm??

    And did aptech just tell someone how to break into a truck?!? :eek:
     
  6. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    You can buy a "slim jim" kit at Harbor Freight...which has directions on how to get into the vehicle.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    Kinda. I got tired of doing the coathanger trick for customers..I bought a Matco door unlock kit. Its got an airbag you put inbetween the door and the body, inflate it and reach in with the bar that comes with it and unlocks the door. Very well worth the price.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    babytruck

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    This is why I always carry a hammer in my purse. Ya know, for those times I feel like breaking into muh truhhhck.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    Or, for those blonde moments, ones that look like yours in the walmart parking lot, and you wonder why your key dosent work. lol:D
     
  10. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    These are better

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:40 PM
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    Well actually I think one of my Benchmades has a glass breaker on the end. But honestly, I really do have a hammer in my purse sometimes. It's for work.

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  12. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    For some reason I've never been able to get a slim Jim to work on a Toyota. Other makes and models Ive seen them work though. Call a locksmith
     
  13. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:47 PM
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    for ..work...eh?:spy::spy:
     
  14. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    This. Got into my brothers ranger when he locked his keys in twice doing this
     
  15. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    All you need is a coat hanger and a multi-tool to bend it correctly and you can get in through the door easily. No bending the door out or anything.

    The 83 pickup is even easier to get into.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    Forget the hammer, too noisy. A little piece of porcelin from a broken spark plug will do the job quietly. :anonymous:
     
  17. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    toyota has in the past (had a 93 pickup) put a protective box and coverings on the linkages in the door so slim jim wont cut it on yotas.or most imports. also just pulling the handle didn't unlock the door like a ford. you have to go thru the door jam and fish the keys out if theyre man locks.. but he has a back window, easy to brake into if left stock.
     
  18. Jun 2, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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  19. Jun 2, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    Hmm....

    All I gotta say is that I'm a psycho Asian woman and I love my truck and would use my hammer to defend it. :mad:
     
  20. Jun 2, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    Quicker to get it through driver or passenger door. Doesn't matter what boxes they have in there. Your not going any where near them to open the door. It would take me less than 10 seconds to get into my 2000 taco when I locked the keys in it.
     
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