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is there an easy way to break into my car? by john-t-b
Started on: 02-17-2018 04:28 PM
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Report this Post02-17-2018 04:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for john-t-bSend a Private Message to john-t-bEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Well I finally have an entire day to work on my car. Wife and youngest are out at a BDay party and she didn't make me go.😀

I pulled the old muffler out and replaced it. Finally sounds normal again. 😀

I was about to pull the door from my parts car and the key brokein it. It was of course the only key and the only door the key worked in. Obviously would be changing the key mechanisms but now can't even get in.

Broken into a lot of cars over the years but never a Fiero.
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I've locked my keys in the car more than once. I've always been able to pull back the window just enough to fit my arm and get the latch OR at least stick something in there and try to unlock the door via the interior mechanism. Be careful when pulling the glass, if you pull it too much it will shatter.

if the key broke inside the barrel you might actually be able to turn the barrel. That's also happened to me before and I would be able to lock and unlock as long as I had something to stick in there and turn with.

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Report this Post02-17-2018 06:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for john-t-bSend a Private Message to john-t-bEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I don't want to chance breaking the window on either side.

However I did get in.

I drilled a small oblong hole in front of the key mechanism and stuck my pinkie finger in and pushed back the lock.😀
I really don't need the skins because I am reusing the old skins. But even if I don't the molding will cover the hole and no one will know about it.

Thank you though.
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Report this Post02-17-2018 07:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CoolBlue87GTClick Here to Email CoolBlue87GTSend a Private Message to CoolBlue87GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Good to see you were able to get inside.

Sent you PM with some details on getting into our cars.
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Not a member? Find someone who is. They love unlocking cars plus you get to learn how.

Go online and sign up. They might have an option of printing a temp card from your printer. Forget a locksmith. The rates they charge it would be cheaper to smash the window yourself and replace it for 30 bucks or less. Ask me how I know.


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Originally posted by CoolBlue87GT:
Sent you PM with some details on getting into our cars.


I like PM's too. Include one for the rear hatch.

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Redacted now that he's into his car.

[This message has been edited by fierofool (edited 03-18-2018).]

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Originally posted by fierofool:

For cars with sunroofs, sometimes you can use your fist and pound on the two buttons that secure the latch to the glass. It can cause the latch to flip forward, then you can lift the glass and insert a long rod to push the inside latch forward.


I was just going to say the same thing, as I know that it works. I locked the keys in the car once while working on it. I had them on the passenger seat. I hit the sunroof with my balled up fist, pinky side down. Poof! The latch popped open, and I was able to lift the glass, and fish a wire in to get the keys off the seat.
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Locked myself out of my 85 GT. Guy came along, with a wire hanger , pried over the top of the window bowed out, flipped the switch. Time ....5 minutes. no glass broken.
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Originally posted by john-t-b:

However I did get in .


Glad you're in.....

... only now we've told everyone how to steal our cars...

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I pay for road side assistance, covers locked out of a vehicle. A long time ago I had to use it when my son locked my keys in my 85 GT, tow truck guy used the proper tool to unlock the car. Zero damage, legal.

I believe at the time the charge within 5 miles of that tow service was $25 for people without coverage.

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Originally posted by fierosound:


Glad you're in.....

... only now we've told everyone how to steal our cars...




+1

These cars draw a lot of attention when they're properly maintained/restored/modified let's not give criminals ideas.

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Originally posted by InTheLead:

+1

These cars draw a lot of attention when they're properly maintained/restored/modified let's not give criminals ideas.


... and they're not too concerned about breaking anything (like the sunroof latch).

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Coat hanger works.
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john-t-b, you have a pm
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Report this Post03-03-2018 09:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
.... accidental post.

[This message has been edited by fierofool (edited 03-03-2018).]

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I use coat hangers and a small wedge to hold the glass or door open at the top a bit. Tow guys like using slim jims and usually bend up the rods/linkages getting it open. Cost a customer of mine $75 to replace the interior handle parts in her Corvette.
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Report this Post03-18-2018 03:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for viperineClick Here to Email viperineSend a Private Message to viperineEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Can we please edit the posts in here that detail the break-in procedure? Manda's 88 Formula was just broken into last night and the attempted vehicle theft shows that the perp tried, very successfully, to use one of the methods mentioned. I wouldn't be surprised if this thread was viewed by them. No signs of typical attempts show at all. We now need a new column and cluster housing.

 
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Glad you're in.....

... only now we've told everyone how to steal our cars...




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