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Slide Lock recommends using two car-opening tools: an AutoBuster III and the Frameless Window Tool using the inside Door Handle Extension. The AutoBuster III requires two wedges forward and rearward of the inside door handle assembly, an opening large enough for the AutoBuster III tool to enter. Insert the AutoBuster III tool into the door cavity until the bend is beneath the bottom of the window. Remove the wedges. Rotate the tool until the bend is on the passenger side of the window. Carefully raise the tool until the tip is visible. Manipulate the tool until the tip is behind the door handle.

Next, insert the Frameless Window Tool by first inserting and inflating two inflatable wedges to open the door gap in order for the Frameless Window Tool with Door Handle Extension to be inserted into the passenger compartment and the tip positioned behind the handle. Pull on the inside door handle twice to unlock the locking mechanism and open the door.

Use Steck Manufacturing’s BigEasy “Glo” and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by 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 behind the inside door handle. Pull on the inside door handle twice to unlock the locking mechanism and open the door. Or pull out on the inside door handle, return it to the rest position and open the door by operating the outside right front door handle.

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1036 car-opening tool and two wedges to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the two wedges on both sides of the inside door handle creating a gap large enough to insert and to operate the car-opening tool. Carefully insert the TT-1036 between the wedges into the door cavity with the tip pointing towards the front of the vehicle. Lower the tool until the upper bend is below the bottom of the glass. Rotate the tool so the bend in on the inside of the glass. Carefully raise the TT-1036 until the bend is just appears through the weather stripping. Stop immediately and remove the two wedges. Carefully raise the tool until the tip is in the passenger compartment. Place the tip of the tool behind the inside door handle and pull out until it stops. Return the handle to the rest position. This unlocks the door locking mechanism. Open the door by pulling on the outside handle.

The direction to rotate the 2004-2011 Volkswagen Touareg driver’s side door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise.

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.

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, Inc., 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.

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