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Locked out with the motor running by gtcarman
Started on: 06-24-2015 09:10 PM
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Well guys, finally did the big stupid. While working on the 85GT with the engine running, touched the wrong tab and locked the car, of course I didn't have a spare If you pry open the top of the door window gently, you can get up to almost 1" of clearance. A wire hanger will not work pulling the inside handle out. So I took a long round cheap rod, put a 3" screw into the head so the screw stuck out about 2 to 2 1/2 ", work it to the buttons and push the open tab...VOILA !!! open door. Then went and had 3 sets made.
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Report this Post06-24-2015 09:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jason88NotchieClick Here to Email Jason88NotchieSend a Private Message to Jason88NotchieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Lol...awesome. Good post!
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That never happened to me!

DOH! maybe!
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Report this Post06-24-2015 10:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RWDPLZClick Here to visit RWDPLZ's HomePageSend a Private Message to RWDPLZEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've never been locked out with the engine running...
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Pulling out the "frame-less" window like Fiero often does damage to the parts that operates the window. The aluminum rivets and/or plastic parts won't like you. Don't be surprise if window have problems later.

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Will a slim jim work? I have one, I've used it on a few others other GM cars but never a Fiero yet.
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How about going from the opposite door and trying to pull on the other door handle using a Coat hanger or long stiff wire with a small loop On the end? Will a locked door open if the door handle is pulled? I remember fords did that but I don't think GMs did.

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Anytime I am working on the car I put the window(s) down - no mistake of locking the keys inside.
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A slim jim will work, I know only because back in 89 I accidentally locked my keys in the car and a Police officer used one to open my door.
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Originally posted by Lou and Blue:

Will a locked door open if the door handle is pulled? I remember fords did that but I don't think GMs did.



No, the locks disable inner handles, too. I learned quick to keep a spare in my wallet - locking the keys in the trunk 100 miles from home in subzero weather is a mistake I'd rather not repeat.

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gtcarman, you have a pm.
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Yes a slim Jim works.

Hell I can break into a Ford van with a pocket knife, an Older GMC truck with two brake tools and even a Nissan with a yard stick and a screw driver.
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Originally posted by Mickey_Moose:

Anytime I am working on the car I put the window(s) down - no mistake of locking the keys inside.


X2. Although, I have sets of keys, it just makes life easier.
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Last August attended my wife's uncle's float. 103 people floating down part of the Juliana river in the mountains on inner tubes.
When we finished noticed that my keys were no longer with me. They were on a D link attached to my pants. Oh well. They are most likely near Harrisburg by now.
The doors were open. However, had someone drive me 25 miles to get an ignition lock cylinder. Used 2 wedges to get the deck lid up enough to get the vents off. Then removed the deck lid bolts to lift the lid enough to get a hold of the trunk lock solenoid wire and touched it to the battery,(mine was wired to work with the key on) to get to just enough tools to install the lock cylinder.
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Originally posted by Mickey_Moose:

Anytime I am working on the car I put the window(s) down - no mistake of locking the keys inside.


this is what I do too. On my own cars I always have a spare door key hidden I can use to get in. I dont keep an ignition key with it, spare is hidden inside.

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Used 2 wedges to get the deck lid up enough to get the vents off. Then removed the deck lid bolts to lift the lid enough to get a hold of the trunk lock solenoid wire and touched it to the battery,(mine was wired to work with the key on) to get to just enough tools to install the lock cylinder.


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I used Gorilla tape and taped a spare key to the underside edge of the hood. Nobody knows it's there and it's close enough to the front edge without being seen that I can reach between the hood and the HVAC air intake to peel the key off. Plus when the hood is open the Gorilla tape is dark enough that people don't seem to notice that it's there. I never have to worry about having a spare key fall out of a wallet or left at home.

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My 2 keys are not on the same ring, separate rings and thay hang from my chain around my neck.. Driving key has verry little on it so as not to ware it out..I mounted the drivers door key but it got rusty so I took it off. So no stories not yet there is always time
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I've locked myself out of various cars over the years, engines running, or the radio left on, or whatever. I used to keep a spare door key in my wallet, but now with multiple cars I can't do that. Anytime I get out of the car now (with keys inside) I put a window down.
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I've locked myself out of various cars over the years, engines running, or the radio left on, or whatever. I used to keep a spare door key in my wallet, but now with multiple cars I can't do that. Anytime I get out of the car now (with keys inside) I put a window down.
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I've locked myself out of various cars over the years, over the years...


You new nickname is "Tuna two-time"

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If you can get onto your deck lid, a good smack on the sunroof hardware and you can open the sunroof and jump in. I've done it a few times on different fieros it takes about 2-3mins.

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He hasn't commented since getting into his car. I think he may have locked himself inside the car without access to a computer.
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I went to get lunch with a buddy and managed to lock my keys in mine (doh), I managed to do the same as you,.......... with a stick I found on the ground haha probably a little tougher this way though.
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Originally posted by Custom2M4:

If you can get onto your deck lid, a good smack on the sunroof hardware and you can open the sunroof and jump in. I've done it a few times on different fieros it takes about 2-3mins.



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Early on when I purchased my 87GT I didn't realize that it had a state-of-the -art Excalibur alarm system. If you left the car sitting for two minutes the windows would automatically roll up and the doors would lock. This happened to me when I stopped for gas but I was lucky. My wife was home and the gas station was about a mile away. A call home and the spare key was there. Now I keep a magnetic hide-a-key box on the car just in case.

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Originally posted by LostNotForgotton:

Nobody knows it's there...



Uh, we do now . Hhhmm...Maybe I'll have to cruise around Newark the next time I leave Klondike Kate's or the Deer Park and find me a spare Fiero...lol.
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I sent gtcarman a pm telling him where he could hide spare keys without using a visible hide-a-key box. He didn't even respond to that. He got his solution and is gone, judging by the number of posts. Hope we didn't help him get into someone else's car. Anyone in the Midwest missing a Fiero?
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Originally posted by RWDPLZ:

I've never been locked out with the engine running...


In Detroit, with one wheel stuck in a snow bank, at 3 am, at -10* F. Got out to push the car with it IN GEAR and the door closed and the lock handle was just close enough that it locked the doors. Called the Wayne Police who had a slim jim. You should have seen how fast these guys showed up thinking I was some drunk fool. I was just getting off work so it was just a tired fool. It happens.
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