Locksmithing etc. Feb 2012

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For more information, contact your local locksmith distributor or Kaba Ilco Corp., 400 Jeffreys Road Rocky Mount, NC 27804. Telephone: 800-334-1381. Web Site: www.kaba-ilco.com.

 

Car-Opening Techniques: 2004-on Chrysler Crossfire

This month we will offer recommended car-opening techniques for the 2004-on Chrysler Crossfire. Yes, there are some dealerships selling new Chrysler Crossfire models. The Crossfire is equipped with vertical lock control linkage on the doors. A modification early in production made it very difficult for an in the door cavity tool to unlock the door locking mechanism.

Warning: Use extreme care if you are using a through the door (long reach tool).

The following opening methods can be used to unlock the 2004-on Chrysler Crossfire coupe, roadster or convertible:

 

Use the High Tech Tools 78SG Tool to unlock the driver’s door locking mechanism. Insert the #78SG car-opening tool into the passenger compartment with the tip pointing downward. Insert the glass wedge between the tool and the glass and use the groove to guide the tool. Slide the tool until the tip is positioned behind the door handle. Pull back on the tool to move the handle into the unlocked position to unlock the locking mechanism. Open the door using the outside door handle.

 

Use the Pro-Lok AO-42 Long Reach Tool, sleeve and an inflatable wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge one inch from the top edge of the passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions. Insert the AO42SL Protector Sleeve 6 inches from the top edge of the window. Insert the “L” end of the AO-42 through the sleeve into the passenger compartment with the tip facing down. Manipulate the tool until the tip of the tool seats behind the driver’s door manual pull handle. Pull to unlock the door locking mechanism. Open the door using the outside handle.

 

Use the Slide Lock Frameless Window Tool™ and a wedge to unlock the passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge along the upper portion of the rear vertical edge of the doorframe to relieve gasket pressure. Slide the Frameless Window Tool into the passenger compartment above the wedge. Slide the tool in carefully to avoid the coupler damaging the car’s finish. Manipulate the tool over the inside door handle. Pull back on the handle to unlock the door locking mechanism. Open the door using the outside handle.

 

Use the Steck Manufacturing BigEasy “Glo” and a wedge to unlock the 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 into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool to position the 90-degree bend tip behind the inside door handle. Carefully pull on the inside door handle to unlock the locking mechanism. With the handle in the release position, pull on the outside door handle and open the door.

 

Use the Tech-Train Productions Mercedes Benz 2-Track high security flip pick in order to unlock the driver’s door. However, using extreme caution, the vehicle can be unlocked using a long reach type of car-opening tool.

 

The direction to rotate the 2004-on Chrysler Crossfire driver’s door lock plug to the unlocked position is counterclockwise.

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.

Steck Mfg., 1115 S. Broadway, Dayton, OH 45417. Telephone: 937-222-0062 or 800-227-8325. Website: www.steckmfg.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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