Introduction: Locked Your Keys in Your Car?

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I will be using a 1991 Ford Ranger. Yes she's is a little dirty.

Step 1: Keys on the Seat.

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This will only work if you have left the window open a little bit.

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Yup it's locked.

Step 3: Access Device

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Undo your windshield wiper by pulling on the tab and pulling straight off

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Reach in through the gap in the window and hook your key ring, fob or in my case, lanyard, with the end of the wiper arm.

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Pull your keys through

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Replace the blade by pressing down onto the knob.

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Open your door. Done.


buck2217 (author)2015-07-01

I like the idea but I never leave my windows open!

espresso604 (author)2014-02-11

ouch, looks impossible, amazing work, next time i would use a rock.

DELETED_kdiesel (author)2014-01-07

If its a truck, see if it has a window in the back of the cab. N then we just got them out with a stick we found

rward1953 (author)2013-10-21

Some more ideas on YouTube. There's an interesting one with a tennis ball.

klincecum (author)rward19532013-12-02

The tennis ball one was a hoax.

MadMyche (author)2013-09-05

I would intentionally lock my keys in the car in my younger years

I used a coin (the US Dime worked best) to remove the license plate which I would use as a slim-jim device to unlock the doors.

Why you may ask? I would do this when out at the bar under the impression that if I was sober enough to succeed, I was sober enough to drive

karansakumanzz (author)2013-08-27

dude I removed the keys from ma locked car all windows rolled up jus with the wiper....n ya u can also jus use a scale(ruler) to open it jus slide it near da lock of da window for god sake who is gonna remember to keep da window open a lil bit rather Id not forget ma keys.

sickdevotee63 (author)2013-08-16


thewetturd (author)2013-08-11

Thanks for the tip Great idea. Keeping a brick in the bed of the truck will also work. In case of emergency, throw it through your window. Wala :P

notinsanity (author)2013-08-02

Thanks for the tip dontno!

dontno (author)2013-08-02

If all the windows are rolled up. You can use a wooden wedge to pry open the top of the door a bit and a wire coat hanger or other device to unlock the vehicle. Saw the local Fire Dept. do this years ago.

notinsanity (author)2013-07-19

Great idea hdmotorc! I have been meaning to get an extra key cut to do the same thing.

hdmotorc (author)2013-07-19

Nice. I keep an extra key that will ONLY unlock the door yet will not start the truck , zip tied under neath to the frame.

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