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Re: auto lock hack

Article: 7570 of alt.hackers
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
From: (J.D. Baldwin)
Subject: Re: auto lock hack
Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest)
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 1995 01:00:15 GMT
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Status: RO

In article <3lf3ed$>, Douglas Myhre
<> wrote:
>I had to do this once with a Datsun (yes back when they were called that).
>The locks were a kind that you pull up and were replaced with ones that
>you couldn't hook and all the windows closed right.  I pulled the door
>open a crack between the top of the door and body, pushed a fishing spear
>that I happened to have handy in, hooked the keys on the barb and pulled
>them out.

That's alternate method #1.  The one time I did this, my key was in the
glove box.  (Don't ask.)  The '90 Ford Probe (piece-o-crap, by the way) I
was renting at the time also had the no-pull-up type of lock stems.  So, I
got hold of two wire hangars and some duct tape, straightened them out as
much as possible, except for a small hook on the end and taped them
together.  I then got on the driver's side and ran the implement through the
window (pushing aside the rubber seal fairly easily), hooked the door
*handle* and managed to pull it out enough that the lock opened.

Sounds simple, but it took me two hours and when I was done I was
exhausted.  Exhausted, but proud.
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