Use the Slide Lock Z-Tool™ and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge forward of the vertical lock button. Slide the large end of the Z-Tool into the passenger compartment between the locking button and the rear edge of the window glass. Carefully lower the tool about five to six inches into the door cavity. Rotate the tool counterclockwise about one-quarter turn until it contacts the vertical linkage rod. Position the tool beneath the bend in the linkage rod. Lift the tool to contact the linkage rod. The button will move slightly when the linkage rod has been contacted. When the rod is contacted, lift up to unlock the door lock mechanism.
Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1017 car-opening tool and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge at the forward edge of the passenger door outside handle. If desired, an inspection light can be used to see the vertical linkage. Insert the TT-1017 tool into the opening with the hooked tip on the outboard side of the linkage rod. When lowering the tool, do not rotate it. Once the tool has been lowered beneath the bottom of the window, approximately down five inches, rotate the tool clockwise to capture the vertical linkage rod in the tip. The button will move slightly when the linkage rod is contacted. When the rod is captured, pull the tool forward and lift up to unlock the door lock mechanism.
The direction to rotate the 2005-10 Dodge Dakota driver’s door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise. There is no keyed passenger door lock.
For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or the following car-opening tool manufacturers.
High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL 33142. Telephone: 800-323-8324. Fax: 305-635-1015. Web Site: www.hightechtools.com
HPC Inc., 3999 N. 25th, Schiller Park, IL 60176.Telephone: 847-671-6280. Fax: 847-671-6343. Web Site: www.hpcworld.com
Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton Street, Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Fax: 714-633-0470. Web Site: www.pro-lok.com
Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Web Site: www.z-tool.com
Lockmasters Inc. (Tech-Train), 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Fax 859-885-7093. Web Site: www.lockmasters.com
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