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Use the Pro-Lok AO-39 “Double Slide Tool” car opening tool, inspection light and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door lock. Insert the inflatable wedge eight inches from the rear edge of the window glass. Inflate the wedge. Insert the inspection light six inches from the rear edge of the window and identify the lazy pawl bell crank below. Insert the long end of the AO39 car-opening tool one inch from rear edge with the tip facing forward. Lower and rotate the tool 90 degrees counterclockwise fourteen inches. Lift the tool one inch to position the tip beneath the lazy pawl. Lift the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Slide Lock Z-Tool™ and a wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge into the rear edge of the door. Insert the small end of the Z-Tool with the tip pointing forward. Lower the tool not to far as the locking mechanism is high in the door cavity. Rotate the tool until it faces the opposite rear corner of the vehicle. Push down on the tool to contact the horizontal linkage rod. Rotate the tool to bind and lever the tool towards the pickup bed in order to unlock the locking mechanism.

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1008 car opening tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door lock. Insert the wedge near the rear of the window. Place a slight bend in the shaft of the tool so the long end of the tool will reach about an inch further into the door cavity. Insert the TT-1008 car-opening tool into the door cavity at least 14 inches to be beneath the locking mechanism. Rotate the tool until the tip is pointed towards the inside of the vehicle and slowly raise the tool having the tip near the rear of the door. Pull up on the tool at an angle to get the tip into the window track will provide the proper alignment. When contacting the lock control bell crank and linkage, carefully lift up. The locking button should move as an indication the tool is in the correct position. Continue to lift the car opening tool to unlock the locking mechanism.

The direction to rotate the late model Dodge Ram door lock plug to the unlocked position is clockwise.

For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or the following car-opening tool manufacturers:

High Tech Tools, 628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL 33142. Telephone: 800-323-8324. Fax: 305-635-1015.
Website: www.hightechtools.com.

HPC Inc., 3999 N. 25th, Schiller Park, IL 60176. Telephone: 847-671-6280. Fax: 847-671-6343. Website: www.hpcworld.com.

Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton St., Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Fax: 714-633-0470. Website: www.pro-lok.com.

Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Website: www.z-tool.com.

Steck Manufacturing Company, 1115 S. Broadway, Dayton, OH 45408. Telephone: 800-227-8325.
Web Site: www.steckmfg.com.

Lockmasters Inc., 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Fax: 859-885-7093.
Website: www.lockmasters.com.

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car-opening tool manufacturers. To have your instructions published, contact technical editor Jerry Levine, phone 818-700-0640, e-mail jilevine@sbcglobal.net.

 

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