Locksmithing etc. Nov. 2013

Hager 8400 Power Operator Hager Companies introduces the 8400 Series Low Energy Power Operator designed for the pull or push side of a 36" to 48" wide door weighing up to 350 pounds. The handed 8400 Series auxiliary output voltage is 500mA @ 24VDC...

Use the Pro-Lok AO-36 “MCOT-Long Tool" and an inflatable wedge to unlock the rear passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the inflatable wedge 11 inches from the rear edge of the rear passenger door window. Inflate the wedge according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Insert the AO-36 car-opening tool into the door 11 inches from the front edge of the window with the tip facing forward. Lower the tool 14 inches into the door cavity. Rotate the tool until the arch is on the passenger compartment side of the window glass. Deflate the wedge. Carefully lift the tool until the tip is in the passenger compartment. Rotate the tool 45 degrees counterclockwise and manipulate the tip of the tool to the electric lock-unlock button. Carefully rotate the electric lock-unlock button rearward to unlock the door locking mechanism. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for removing the car-opening tool.


Use the Slide Lock Frameless Window Tool™ and a wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the wedge above the centerline on rear edge of the front passenger window frame to relieve gasket pressure. Slide the Frameless Window Tool into the passenger compartment above the wedge. Slide the tool in beneath the inflatable wedge. Carefully slide the car-opening tool to avoid the coupler damaging the car’s finish. Manipulate the tool over the inside door handle. Pull back on the handle twice 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 front passenger door locking mechanism. Insert the plastic wedge or inflatable wedge into the top of the door. Insert the BigEasy tool into the passenger compartment. Manipulate the tool to position the 90-degree bend tip against the lock release button or pull out on the inside handle to open the door.


Use the Tech-Train Productions Jiffy-Jak Vehicle Entry System, part number TT-1080, and an inflatable wedge to unlock the front passenger door locking mechanism. Begin by levering the rear edge below the corner of the front passenger door outward slightly to accommodate an inflatable wedge. Once the inflatable wedge has been properly inserted and inflated, insert the Jiffy-Jak into the created opening into the passenger compartment.

For 2001-03 models, Tech-Train Productions recommends attacking the lock/unlock rocker. With the tip of the Jiffy-Jak, flip the rocker to unlocked position and pull out on the outside door handle at the same time. Important: If not completed very quickly, the door will relock.

For 2004-up models, attack the inside handle. Work the end of the Jiffy-Jak between the handle and the trim, being careful not to scratch the interior. Lower the Jiffy-Jak as far as it will go. Twist handle of tool counterclockwise so the tip presses against the door panel and levers the handle away from the door. Once the handle is moving out, the alarm will sound. Keep the Jiffy-Jak twisted to stop the relocker from relocking the lock. Pull on the outside handle to open the door.


The direction to rotate the driver's door lock plug to the unlocked position is clockwise.

For more information, contact the following car-opening tool manufacturers or your local locksmith distributor.

High Tech Tools, 1628 NW 28th St., Miami, FL33142. Telephone: 800-323-8324. Fax:305-635-1015. Web site: www.hightechtools.com.

Pro-Lok, 655 N. Hariton St., Orange, CA92868. Telephone: 714-633-0681.  Web site: www.pro-lok.com.

Slide Lock Tool Co., 1166 Topside Rd., Louisville, TN37777. Telephone: 800-336-8812. Web site: www.z-tool.com.

Steck Manufacturing. Telephone: 800-227-8325. Web site: www.steckmfg.com

Lockmasters Inc., 2101 John C. Watts Drive, Nicholasville, KY40356. Telephone: 800-654-0637. Fax: 859-885-7093. Web site: www.lockmasters.com.

We are interested in printing opening methods from other car opening tool manufacturers. Contact Jerry Levine, C/O Locksmith Ledger, 3030 Salt Creek Lane, Suite 200, Arlington Heights, IL60005. Fax: 847-454-2759. E-mail: jerry.levine@cygnus.com.

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