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Insert the AO-34 car opening tool into the door eight inches from the front edge of the window with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool into the door cavity until the curve is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool until the arch is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. Remove the wedge.

Carefully lift the AO-34 until the tip is in the passenger compartment. Rotate the tool 90 degrees counterclockwise and manipulate the tip of the tool under the electric lock-unlock button. Carefully lift the tool to raise the button, unlocking the locking mechanism. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for removing the car opening tool.


The Slide Lock method uses the Frameless Window Tool™ and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge just above the midline of the rear edge of the front passenger door window frame. Insert the Frameless Window Tool between the inflatable wedge and the top rear corner of the front door frame. Manipulate the tool until the tip is wrapped around the inside door handle. Carefully pull on the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism and open the door.


The Steck Manufacturing method uses the BigEasy “Glo” and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by first inserting the wedge or inflatable wedge into the top corner of the door. Once the door has been wedged out, insert the BigEasy tool into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool to position the ninety degree bend tip against the lock-unlock rocker. Lever the tool over the inside door handle. Carefully pull back on the inside door handle to unlock the locking mechanism in order to open the door.


The Tech-Train Productions method uses the TT-1015 car-opening tool and two wedges to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the two wedges eight inches apart just forward of the inside door handle. Carefully insert the TT-1015 car-opening tool between the wedges into the door cavity with the tip pointing towards the rear of the vehicle. Lower the tool until the upper curve of the tool is beneath the bottom of the glass. Rotate the tool slightly having the bend on the interior side of the glass. Stop immediately and remove the wedges. Note: Failure to remove the wedges can result is cracking or breaking the window glass.

Carefully raise the tool into the passenger compartment until the tip is visible. Manipulate the tool until the tip is against the inside lock control rocker. Use the tip of the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Follow the manufacturers instructions for removing the car-opening tool.


The direction to rotate the 1998-2003 Lexus RX300 front passenger door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise.


For more information regarding Pro-Lok car opening products, contact your local locksmith distributor or Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton Street, Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Fax: 714-633-0470. Website: www.pro-lok.com.

For more information regarding Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc. car-opening products, contact Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., at 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Website: www.z-tool.com.

For more information regarding Steck car-opening products, contact Steck Manufacturing Company, Inc., at 1115 S. Broadway, Dayton, OH 45408. Telephone: 800-227-8325. Web Site: www.steckmfg.com.

For more information about Tech-Train Productions car-opening products, contact 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, enclose a contact name and telephone number. Write or fax to Jerry Levine C/O Locksmith Ledger 3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005 Fax: 847-454-2759


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