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How to break into a car without the alarm going off

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This is a guide on how to break into any car with nothing but a wedge and a cars antenna.

The man in the pictures is the owner of the car and he locked himself out during work so I told him to try this. I have a video I might upload soon. Most likely the alarm will not go off but I promise nothing.


I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE AT ALL FOR ANY USES OF THIS ARTICLE

THIS IS MENT ONLY TO HELP THOSE LOCKED OUT AND NOT WANTING TO HIRE A LOCKSMITH OR AAA.

WHEN DONE RIGHT THERE ARE NO SCRATCHES.

Update 06/14/07
This only works with power locks that you push down, a button. The alarm may go off if you unlock all the doors so I suggest that you unlock just the drivers door.
 
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Step 1: Locate Supplies

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You have to find a wedge like the one shown, something that can pull the door open a bit

In addition you must take the antenna off the car and bend it slightly.

Step 2: Pry and Wiggle

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Pry open the door slightly and fit the end on the antenna through, then wiggle it around and towards the open or unlock button, this can be VERY hard and might take awhile but once you have it you have to push down HARD then you will have a unlocked car.

P.S. try not to let the cops see you, they tend to arrest you, especially if your registration has a different address than your drivers license.

Step 3: Finishing Notes

THIS IS NOT INTENDED FOR CRIMINAL USE

I AM NOT LIABLE FOR ABOSOLUTLY ANYTHING THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS

YOU MAY BE ARRESTED FOR DO THIS

MINOR SCRATCHES MAY OCCUR FROM USE OF THIS TECHNIQUE
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kid-defense7 years ago
If you make the "wedge" from a polycarbonate cutting board, it will not scratch the paint when used. (Wal-Mart sells polycarbonate cutting boards) Once I get the door spread at the top a bit, If It needs to be spread further, I slide an open blood preasure cuff into the crack created by the wedge, then pump it up to spread the door a bit further. I always carry two wires in my car, one is an old car antenna that is long and thin, made of spring steel. The other is a long piece of stainless steel wire. It has been my experience that most car alarms these days will still go off when the door is opened providing they are armed in the first place. However, I don't really worry about the alarm. ...FYI I'm a cop and get asked alot to open car doors for some poor soul locked out.
That's very irresponsible. It's not a very good idea to explain any opening techniques to the general public, and the tools you're using are barbaric and quite capable of causing a lot very expensive damage to any car. It's a much better idea to call a professional. In most cases (even if they state otherwise), pros take on full liability for damage they may cause.

The Professionals are everywhere !, just look for the fast car with the red lights. Only happened once.

Its not rocket science most could figure it out anyway.
nothing meant by this but you stated "It's not a very good idea to explain any opening techniques to the general public" yet your instructables feature tension wrenches and pick-guns
Of course you meant something - or you wouldn't have said anything ;) I take it by your statement, either A) You're already familiar with opening techniques, or B) You're completely unfamiliar with opening techniques. What I mean is that if you already know, it may seem like I'm spilling something, and if you know nothing, then it may appear that way also. However, going by what I've explained really probably won't get you into any locked doors. I explain how to make a couple tools, and give a brief description on using the one. If you're not already familiar with using them, then I may as well be speaking Venusian (which, of course, no men speak). If you are familiar, then it matters little. It's comparable to me showing you how to make the gigantic chisel(?) the author of this ible uses. Besides being irresponsible for matters of theft, etc., it's just not a good idea to spread the notion that people can do this sort of thing with no damage whatsoever. I've seen plenty of cars screwed up plenty with exactly the same mindset. They end up with a huge repair bill that's much higher than the cost of hiring a professional in the first place. While it's not surgery, it's a similar concept. They have special tools designed for the express purpose of opening your car without hurting anything. But I digress. I'll recapitulate: I stand by my original statement, and my ibles don't compromise that at all.
I speak Venutian (google it, it's spelled right :P ), my woman seems to understand me just fine. (I'm told that's where they come from...)
adrewmc (author)  davethegiant6 years ago
Well, thats nice to know but has absolutely to do with anything I can see...
You have to speak it to see it my friend. XD
Kudos on the Venutian-speak (see? most people don't even know how to spell it).
LP2 kid-defense6 months ago

Made me Laugh ! I remember getting Locked out or my mom's running Volvo in Toronto 2 hours from home. Police stopped and asked what was going on I told him he took pity and had the door open in under 30 seconds.

not everone happans to have all that stuff in there back pocket wen thay are out and about .DOW
koner12 years ago
OHHH YEAAA DONT OPEN THE DOOR USE THE WINDOW OR ALARM WILL GO OFF
koner12 years ago
LISTEN IGHT FLAT HEAD STICK IT IN THE WINDOW BY THE RUBBER PUSH IN WITH UR SHOLDER...IT WILL SPIDER WEB PUSH IN UR DONE...TAKE 10 SEC TO DO
the tennisballl trick is easier
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the tennisball trick dont work
adrewmc (author)  DELETED_freewheeler7 years ago
ya, its when you make a small hole in a tennis ball and squeeze and use the suction to unlock a car.
georion adrewmc4 years ago
thats a phoney u tube video--try it---it WONT work--and if anyone stops to think (Think) youll figure out why it CANT work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers
key word----Trick
adrewmc (author)  illmakeulolz7 years ago
we didnt have any tennis balls, i know it is easier but this was the best at the time
Yeah, that and it doesn't work.
butthead956 years ago
Cut the negative wire on the battery and reconnect it. It will disconnect all grounds and the alarm SHOULD be reset.
The first and only time I disassembled a car alarm, it had these huge backup batteries. Even with no power, it kept working.
dontno5 years ago
Use a wedge made out of soft wood. It won't leave any scratches. I've used them for years to help people get into their cars.
Cuthrout5 years ago
Hey Thank You for that guide, my mum got stuck out of of her car last bonfire night, so yeah that is a helpful guide. Also to stop scratches you will want to use a scarf that goes between the wedge. thanks again
theres a 101 ways to break into a car
geekdude6 years ago
that explains why my car alarm goes off even when i unlock the door with the key if i haven't disarmed it that is so frustrating. my neighbors have one that is tripped off by thunder, me slamming my car door, or say a cat walking by. it goes off like twice a week and nobody even notices.
Hell...save time....just bust the window... Car alarms just annoy the hell out of people and I've never heard of one actually stopping a theft. j.
Right, "Legal" purposes <_< >_>
MrBrownstoo6 years ago
"without the alarm going off"? is that a funny joke or something? any half decent alarm WILL go off if you do that, some extreme alarms go off when theres a really strong wind, and your not gonna be able to do that without moving the car a lot more than a wind.<br/>Also as said below metal wedge = chipped and scratched paint, more denting of the roof and probably ripping up the rubber seal on the door....<br/>Any wedge/tool that isn't a designed for "breaking in", and then used by a locksmith or someone trained to use it will do damage to the car. <br/>Forcing open the door bends it, and ends up rattling and leaking when it rains and letting air in and stuff. <br/>If you really want to break into a car on your own then you will damage it. and if it has an alarm you will probably set it off. and also you should never need to break into a car, because if its your own car you should have a spare key. its really stupid not to.<br/>
willyddog6 years ago
I once (only once) locked my brother in my car and had to get him out with a coat hanger. He wasn't the same afterward.
frollard7 years ago
There's a reason locksmiths use specialty tools to first try to bypass the lock. *First, the right tool gets the job done safely, with no damage to the car. *Second, PRYING OPEN THE DOOR BENDS IT. Using a wedge, is a last resort because although it doesn't look like it, if you are holding a door by the hinge and the latch, it technically shouldn't open enough to get a tool in. Bending it further often damages the door, causing loose fitting, noisy-on-the-highway doors, and puts considerable strain on the lock mechanism. *Last, NEVER, EVER, EVER use a metal wedge to pry the door. At the very very last resort use a plastic wedge. Best would be a proper lockout wedge, next best would be a nylon wedge (forget the name) - used by lumberjacks to control the direction of fall of a tree - nylon because if it gets stuck you can cut it with a chainsaw. Don't break into your own car. Break is the key word.
Good call. This is just all colors of bad. I guarantee that a trained professional can look at that door after this was done and find all the damage caused in a matter of seconds, even if the owner can't. Mostly, that's because a pro has to know what to look for when he's done, if has to resort to anything like this, to...well, you know...cyoa. Beyond that, a pro's gonna look for this damage before he starts so he knows you know he didn't cause it. Ah well, do what you want to your car. I'm sure it'll cost less to get the door re-set on the hinges, and get the dents pulled out, and the paint touched-up, than it would to call a pro in the first place.
Oh yeah...I almost forgot - Don't put 'without the alarm going off' in the title when you explicitly state in the article "Most likely the alarm will not go off but I promise nothing." - Fact of the matter is, on a good alarm, if it is set, it should be monitoring the locks. If the INTERIOR unlock button is pressed, it should activate. If it does not - the alarm is of such poor quality that your car is not worth stealing, and you shouldn't have an alarm.
adrewmc (author)  frollard7 years ago
Well, so your saying if someone was on the inside of the car they should have to put in keys to hit the unlock button, its not like that on my BMW or on my uncle's Audi TT supercharged and i'm pretty sure its a good car alarm.
If you were inside my Acura MDX, and if you had the alarm on, and you were inside, and pushed the auto-unluck-all-the-doors button on the armrest, the alarm would go off. I did it once waiting for Chinese food.
adrewmc (author)  garrettmikesmith7 years ago
This is the unlock just the door where you are sitting (I would stick to the drivers door.)
wont you have to pull it up then?
adrewmc (author)  garrettmikesmith7 years ago
Not on the car i that was used in this instructable. I am going to update it with more specific car details.
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