Locksmithing etc. April 2013

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Use the Pro-Lok AO34 “MCOT-Narrow Tool” car -opening tool and an inflatable wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the wedge 11 inches from the front edge of the glass. Insert the AO33 "MCOT-Separator Tool" four inches from the front edge of the window tip facing rearward. Insert the AO34 tool nine inches from the front edge of the window with the tip facing forward. Lower both tools fifteen inches. Rotate both tools beneath the bottom of the window. Deflate the inflatable wedge. Lift the AO33 gradually until the tip is visible in the passenger compartment. Raise the AO34 car-opening tool into the passenger compartment through the gap until the tip is visible. Manipulate the AO34 until the tip is in front of the manual lock-unlock button. Rotate the button rearward to the unlocked position.

Use the Slide Lock Frameless Window Tool™ car opening tool, a wedge and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by inserting the inflatable wedge along the opening side of the doorframe above the centerline to relieve gasket pressure. Inflate the wedge. 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 or damaging the weather stripping. Manipulate the tool over the inside door handle. Pull back on the tool to move the handle into the unlocked position and open the passenger door.

Use the Steck Manufacturing BigEasy “Glo” and a wedge to unlock the 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 back on the tool to move the handle into the unlocked position and open the passenger door.

Use the Tech-Train Productions TT-1015 car-opening tool and two wedges to unlock the front passenger door lock. Carefully insert the two wedges into the front passenger door approximately eight inches apart, splitting the difference at the inside door release handle. Carefully insert the TT-1015 tool into the door cavity with the tip pointing rearward until the bend is beneath the window glass. Rotate the tool until the bend is on the inside of the window glass and slowly raise the tool. As the bend becomes visible, stop and immediately remove the two wedges. Continue to lift the TT-1015 until the tip is visible. Manipulate the tip of the car-opening tool until it contacts the inside lock control rocker. Use the tip of the tool to unlock the locking mechanism.

The direction to rotate the driver's 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. Web: www.hightechtools.com

Pro-Lok, 655 North Hariton Street, Orange, CA 92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681. Web: www.pro-lok.com.

Slide Lock Tool Co. Inc., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Web: www.z-tool.com

Steck Manufacturing Company, Inc., 1115 S. Broadway, Dayton, OH 45408. Telephone: 800-227-8325. Web: www.steckmfg.com.

Lockmasters Inc. (Tech-Train), 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Web: 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. Contact Jerry Levine. Fax: 847-454-2759. E-mail: jerry.levine@cygnus.com.

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