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Post by 2001VolvoXC70 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:08 pm

If you ever lock your keys inside the car or need a way in....here is a simple solution.

I will try to explain how in case you ever encounter this problem. First of all my windows weren't moving at all. It was nearly impossible to stick a coat hanger between the door and the seal. I try to pry the door open a bit but it is a tight fit so i would have to use a crow bar or screwdriver, and that would have demolished the body.

Simply, I pulled a bit of weather strip from the driver window just above the lock. I slid a straightened coat hanger down with a simple "J" shaped on the end of it. Straight down, then twisted 90 degrees, and "gently" pulled up. The door lock knob rises and bingo your in.

I hope you never have to experience this because you feel stuck for a solution, but this works. Good Luck!

I removed my door panel today after this experience to see why the manual lock wasn't working. There is a thin metal rod that attaches from the key cylinder and when you turn it, a leaver either gets pushed down, or pulled up. I simply reattached by using duct tape, It worked! This is also the leaver that you want to hook with the coat hanger.
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Re: Locked out of your car? This is the way in!

Post by NcTrooper10722001 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:10 pm

Thats good info.. Thanx

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Re: Locked out of your car? This is the way in!

Post by RobTheModd » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:36 pm

I just learned how to hide my friends car.. thank you! lol.


Matt, or any mod... is there anyway to lock this topic to members only viewing?
seems like a good/bad post.

great if you get locked out
bad if your looking for a new joyride.
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Joyride?

Post by Georgeandkira » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:02 pm

Hello, How could anyone start the car without a correctly programmed key? Kira

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Re: Joyride?

Post by RobTheModd » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:47 pm

Georgeandkira wrote:Hello, How could anyone start the car without a correctly programmed key? Kira

on an 850... hehe I know how..
on others not sure, but seeing as how it has been done for ages by thieves... im sure a screwdriver would work. idk.
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Re: Locked out of your car? This is the way in!

Post by 2001VolvoXC70 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:49 pm

I agree, it may not be the best for everyone to know this, as it could be a cause for unnecessary break-ins. It is however useful if you are in this situation.
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Re: Locked out of your car? This is the way in!

Post by atyrdmom » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am

I think you are smoking something. This in NO WAY works

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Re: Locked out of your car? This is the way in!

Post by Checksix » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:23 pm

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I just looked at my car and it is easy to use a paint scraper to open the gap of the rubber seal to glass to insert the coat hanger. How far down does the hanger have to go and then rotate 90 degrees so the hook points in OR out? These are the little details that count!

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Re: Locked out of your car? This is the way in!

Post by 2001VolvoXC70 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:34 am

Checksix, sorry I wrote this after I performed the job but don't exactly remember which way I turned the J. However, if you push the hanger down to around the area of where the lock mechanism is, a bar comes out of the mechanism and this is the one you want to hook onto, then pull it up. If you cant hook it with the j facing towards the inside of the car then try the other way....good luck!
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Re: Locked out of your car? This is the way in!

Post by cranehunter » Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:14 pm

Good luck on starting the car after this if it is a 2000V70XC Hope your neighbors are awake

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