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#1 Old Nov 14th, 2002, 01:11 AM
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locked myself out

Just bought a 92 se-r and locked my dumbass self out of the car. I can't find the keys anywhere, and suspect they might be in the trunk (I was poking around in there earlier).
I tried using a coat hanger between the window and door (the bottom window trim piece is loose on my car), but didn't know what i was doing or what to push/pull. Any ideas on how i can get in my car?
Or how much would a locksmith charge to come and bail me out of my situation?

-patchy
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#2 Old Nov 14th, 2002, 02:18 AM
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the samething happened to me. my dad has a copy of my key. well here is a funny story. when i was on my way to school and i was late. It was raining and locked myself. i used my moms old sentra key to open my car and I dont know how it worked, but it did

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the dealer has your key code on file...or at least that's what my salesman told me, but I'm guessing you don't know where it was originally sold.

"EDIT" Some police will open your door for free as a courtesy/PR type of thing.
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I've done this many times. Get a door stop or a wooden wedge of some sort to slide between the glass and the rubber strip, it will open up the gap so you can see in there better and give you room to work. Obviously you need a flashlight, and a stiff piece of metal about 2'-3' long. Look down into the door and find the key lock cylinder. Using that stiff piece of metal, push that plastic clip off of the linkeage. Once you've got those two things seperated, push down on the lcok cylinder arm with that piece of metal and you're in. This is the easiest and quickest way to get in without breaking a window. The problem is, you'll have to pull your interior door panel off to hook that linkage back up so that you can lock/unlock the door with your key again. You need specially designed tools to do it the "right" way, and you can't buy these tools unless you're a licensed locksmith.

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#5 Old Nov 15th, 2002, 12:01 PM
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I just keep a copy of my key in my wallet, makes things easier
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I also keep a key in my wallet. Dosent help out much when you lock yourself out of the house without your wallet though

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I bought my lock picks from a locksmith supply store, they don't work in the sentra wing locks, you have to use the manipulation rods. You can buy these online or from your locksmith supply store no license needed, at least here in Oregon you don't.
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I just keep a copy of my key in my wallet, makes things easier
Yeah, but he doesn't have a spare key obviously. The times I've been locked out of my car, my wallet was in the car with my spare key.

All the online places I've seen require a license to order. They wouldn't even sell me a flexible flashlight, I had to order mine from JC Whitney (they were cheaper anyways).

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wait... do you guys keep your registration in your wallet?
---Cause if you loose your wallet, you have a perfectly good key to that perfect description of the car, and license plate number, which is absoultly perfect for thiefs.
But don't tell me that you keep your registration in your glove box, or somewhere in your car, because once again, perfect for thiefs, to alter the license plate and shit for a clean get away.

here's what I did, I put it in one of those magnetic key boxes, and I stuck the copied key in it.
Then I went under the car, in the bacl, between the bumper, and truck well. It has sticked there for 5 years now, and I have used it like 20 times now, and it's a hiding place, in which no one would bother looking for.

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Originally posted by NismoXR
the samething happened to me. my dad has a copy of my key. well here is a funny story. when i was on my way to school and i was late. It was raining and locked myself. i used my moms old sentra key to open my car and I dont know how it worked, but it did
I just realized that the original Nissan Locks are crap... a friend of mine just came with his "Hyundai" key and oppened all my locks! he said that all the Sentra's opens pretty easy unless of course you change your factory locks with good ones.
#13 Old Nov 16th, 2002, 11:32 AM
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Don't feel bad - last Thursday (Nov. 7, the day after I bought the car) I locked my keys in my car while I was at college. The Oak Harbor Police couldn't unlock my car b/c of liability issues... so I had to call a locksmith. The cheapest one was $40 - so he came out and had the car open in about 2 minutes... that's like $1200/hr if he did 30 cars! yikes... I want to be a locksmith!
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I got the door open by unhooking the linkage that connects to the lock cylinder. But not on the lock side, on the lower lever. Then I was able to press down on the lever without the lock preventing it from moving.
Took a while to unhook the linkage, but after that it was a piece of cake. And taking apart the door trim from the inside to reconnect the linkage took all of 20 minutes with help with some friends.
Thanks a lot guys. I have a spare key in my wallet now

-patchy
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Honda locks are no better. One time when I still lived at home, I accidentally stuck the key to my mothers 88 Plymouth Voyager into the 88 Accord Hatchback I had at the time. It was only after the door opened right up and I looked that I realized I had the wrong key! The wacky part is the Plymouth key was single cut, and the Honda was double cut! I was also able to get into that Accord, my brother's 92 Accord, and my 94 Dodge Dakota Sport with nothing but a fork. By bending the outer prongs back out of the way, bending the two inner prongs so they are about the same width as the key would be, inserting them into the lock, and fiddling around for awhile, clunk! Car open.
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