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Use the HPC CO-73 opening tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by stringing the cord through the middle hole in the tool. Lightly lubricate the tool to make it easier to slide through the door opening. NOTE: Do not lubricate the cord. Carefully insert the end of the tool into the passenger compartment door and the frame. When the tool is fully inserted, pull on the end of the cord to make a lasso. Slide the tool so the lasso is hooked over the locking button. Carefully pull the tool out of the passenger compartment, leaving only the cord wrapped around the locking button. Pull the cord until the knot tightens around the locking button. Keep the lasso tight and pull up on the cords in order to lift the locking button to unlock the lock mechanism.

Use the Pro-Lok AO-38 Honda Tool, inspection light, and an inflatable wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge 8 inches from the split window divider of the rear passenger door. Inflate the wedge. Insert an inspection light at 7 inches from the front edge of the divider and identify the horizontal rod eight inches below the window frame. Insert the small end of the AO-38 opening tool into the door at 6 inches from the front edge of the split window with the tip facing rearward. Lower the car-opening tool 9 inches into the door cavity. Rotate the tool 45 degrees clockwise and lift the tool 1 inch to position the tip of the tool under the lower horizontal rod. Capture the rod in the tip and twist the tool to bind the rod. Slide the tool rearward to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Slide Lock Mercedes Strip™ and an air wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the air wedge above middle on the vertical side of the window frame. Inflate the air wedge just enough to gain access for the tool. Lubricate the opening between the "B" pillar and the window frame. Insert the knotted/banded end of the Mercedes Strip into the passenger compartment just above the vertical locking button. Trap the locking button within the tool. Pull up on the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1017 car-opening tool and a wedge to open the front passenger door. Begin by inserting a wedge directly above the front of the outside door handle. Carefully insert the TT-1017 car-opening tool into the door between the wedge and the locking button with the tip facing towards the rear of the car. Do not rotate the tool until the tip is approximately 6 inches beneath the weather stripping. Rotate the tool clockwise until the tool contacts the vertical linkage rod. When contacted, the vertical locking button will move. Capture the linkage rod in the tip and pull tool forward to bind. Maintain pressure and pull upward on the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

The direction to rotate the 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt driver's door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise.

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

High Tech Tools, 1400 SW 1st St., P.O. Box 450370, Miami, FL 33135. Telephone: 305-649-7014. Fax: 305-541-0074. Website: www.hightechtools.com.

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

Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton Street, 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. Website: www.z-tool.com. Telephone: 800-336-8812.

Lockmasters Inc., 5085 Danville Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Website: www.techtrainproductions.com. Fax: 859-885-7093.

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car-opening tool manufacturers. To have your instructions published, enclose a contact name and telephone number. Write or fax to Jerry Levine C/O Locksmith Ledger, 100 Colony Park Dr., Suite 203, Cumming, GA 30040. Fax: 770-889-7703.

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