Locksmithing etc. Jan. 2012

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Use the Slide Lock Inverted Z-Tool® car-opening tool and a wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge just forward of the outside door handle assembly. Slide the small end of the Inverted Z-Tool into the door cavity with the tip facing the front of the vehicle. Lower the tool until the tip is beneath the bottom of the window glass. Rotate the tool a quarter-turn counterclockwise so the hook tip is under the horizontal linkage rod. Lift up on the tool to capture the linkage rod. In one motion, twist the car-opening tool and leverage the linkage rod towards the rear of the vehicle in order to unlock the locking mechanism.


Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1017 car-opening tool to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert a wedge to the rear of the inside door handle. If desired, use a light and identify the vertical linkage rod location. Carefully insert the TT-1017 tool between the wedge and the rear of the door with the tip towards the rear of the vehicle. Lower the tool about six inches before rotating the tool clockwise until the tip of the tool comes in contact with the vertical linkage rod. The button will move when contacted. Capture the linkage rod, bind and lift to unlock the door locking mechanism.


The direction to rotate the 2005-11 Chevrolet Cobalt sedan driver’s door lock plug to the unlocked position is clockwise.


For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or the following 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), 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. Contact Jerry Levine. Fax: 847-454-2759. E-mail: jerry.levine@cygnus.com.



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