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Use the Slide Lock Mercedes Strip™ and a slim wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the slim wedge above the midline of the rear edge of the front passenger door window frame. Insert the knotted end of the Mercedes Strip between the wedge and the base of the window into the passenger compartment. Use the string to guide the tip towards the vertical lock button. Capture the lock button between the tip and the string. Slowly and carefully pull up on the tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.


Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1008 car-opening tool and two wedges to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the two wedges just forward of the outside door handle creating a gap large enough to operate the tool. An inspection light can be used to locate the linkage rod. Carefully insert the long end of the TT-1008 between the wedges into the door cavity with the tip pointing towards the front of the vehicle. Lower the tool eight to 10 inches. Rotate the tip of the tool towards the inside of the vehicle and pull up until the tool contacts the horizontal linkage rod. Capture and bind the linkage rod in the tip of the car-opening tool. Lever the linkage rod towards the rear of the vehicle to unlock the door locking mechanism.


The direction to rotate the 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne 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: 1-800-323-8324. Fax: 305-635-1015. Website: www.hightechtools.com

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. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Website: www.z-tool.com.

Tech-Train, 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, IL 60005. Fax: 847-454-2759.

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