Locksmithing etc. November 2011

Removing Shear Head Bolts Removing the ignition switch with mechanical lock from Honda, Toyotas, etc. requires removing the two shear head bolts. They are called shear head bolts because the shank portion of the bolt is narrowed just above the...


Insert the AO33 “MCOT Separator Tool 2 inches from the front edge of the window with the tip facing rearward. Insert the AO35 car-opening tool into the door eight inches from the front edge of the window with the tip facing forward. Lower both tools fourteen inches into the door cavity. Rotate both tools until the working portion is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. Deflate the wedge. Carefully lift the AO33 tool until the tip is in the passenger compartment. Lift the AO35 tool into the passenger compartment using the gap created by the AO33 tool. Rotate the AO35 tool 45 degrees counterclockwise and manipulate the tip of the tool onto the top portion of the electric lock-unlock button. Carefully push the button, unlocking the locking mechanism. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for removing the car-opening tool.

 

Use the Slide Lock Flush Mount Tool™ to unlock the front passenger’s door locking mechanism. Begin by judging the distance the tool has to be lowered into the front passenger door for the loop to be beneath the bottom of the window glass. Insert the two wedges slightly larger than the width of the Flush Mount Tool in front of the outside door handle. Lubricate the top of the loop to make entry into the passenger compartment easier. Carefully insert the Flush Mount Tool into the opening between the two wedges. Lower the tool into the door cavity until the top of the loop is beneath the window glass. Rotate the tool until the loop is on the passenger side of the window glass. Carefully raise the tool until the loop slides up on the interior side of the window glass. As soon as the tool is just visible, stop and remove the wedges. Carefully continue to raise the car opening tool until the tip is in the passenger compartment. Position the tip of the tool against the inside lock unlock control. Carefully manipulate the tool to unlock the locking mechanism avoiding scratching the plastic components. Carefully remove the tool according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1036 to unlock the front passenger’s door locking mechanism. The opening tool and two wedges to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting two wedges above the inside door handle. Carefully insert the TT-1036 car-opening tool into the door cavity with the hooked end facing forward. Carefully lower the tool until the bend of the tool is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool inboard slightly and raise the tool slowly and carefully. The moment the tool bend can be seen within the passenger compartment, stop and remove the wedges. After the wedges have been removed, raise the tool until the tip is within the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool until the tip is behind the inside door handle. Pull out on the handle as far as it can go and then allow it to return to the rest position. This unlocks the door locking mechanism. Pull on the outside door handle and open the door. Carefully remove the tool according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

The direction to rotate the late model Volkswagen Passat’s driver’s door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise. There is no key lock on the front passenger door.

 

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.

Lockmasters Inc. (Tech-Train products), 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, contact Jerry Levine C/O Locksmith Ledger 3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Fax: 847-454-2759. E-mail: jerry.levine@cygnus.com.

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