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I left my keys in the ignition and accidentally locked the door on my 05 titan. I was wondering if I could get in by using the coat hanger or wedge in the door method. I also heard you could try prying the rear window open, but I'm not 100% sure. Or should I just look for professional help (I'd rather not pay 80 bucks just to break into my truck)
 

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it's really easy to do, rubber or wooden doorstop, or wedge (the wider the better), a terrycloth towel or washcloth, Nylon prybar is excellent, but a long flathead screwdriver or flat bar will work. at the top corner, a few inches forward, wrap your prying device (again, the wider the better) in the teyycloth, work it in until you have enough of a gap for the wedge forward of the place you began to pry, work the wedge forward as far as you can without creasing the sheet metal.. once you have a big enough gap, it's easy, the hard part is finding the right stick to do the deed to hit the unlock butto, it will need to be a lot more stout than a hangar, and at least 3 and ahald feet long. i have the perfect metal rod with 2 90's on it, but that's hard to come by, if you have say, an old drywall T or the like, that is flat and you can bend a curve in that works well too. Alternate to the wedge, if you have an old bike tube, or 2, stuff that between the door and the body and inflate it to open the gap. Not only have i had to do this a dozen times on my titan, but i use the same technique on nearly any vehicle, the Titan is a PITA to reach back to the door lock button because the doors are fairly thick, Good luck man, and protect that paint during, try not to pry too hard to keep from rippling the sheet metal too: This is why you want wide, flat tools. once you've done it though, it's really easy.
 

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all a locksmith will do is stuff nylon wedges in there, and then slip a little airbag in the gap, and pump it until the gap is big enough to re-create the same effect, then slips a rod through with the right angles and hit the button.

However, they are really good at doing this, and their tools designed not to damage the paint or bend the sheet metal. You can do the same, as long as you're careful
 

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This is why a $50 AAA membership is worth every penny. Took a tow truck driver 1 minute with a wedge to unlock my truck.
 

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I use a metal coat hanger, cut of course then bend to angle, I use the metal coat hanger because it requires less of a gap in the door.
 

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yeah, with all the kids running amok, and as often as I'm rescuing ppl with locked keys in the mountains, I've often thought about getting myself an air wedge
 

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i don't think B&E skills on vehicles is generally regarded as 'heroism', and I'm on the list of ppl needing such a rescue more times than anyone else. Happens a lot, and usually the further you are from cell service, the more likely it will happen...or it's running, locked, and almost out of gas. Murphy's law in action

Only reason I have this skill is because 'Locked myself out like an idiot' is common in my family
 

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i don't think B&E skills on vehicles is generally regarded as 'heroism', and I'm on the list of ppl needing such a rescue more times than anyone else. Happens a lot, and usually the further you are from cell service, the more likely it will happen...or it's running, locked, and almost out of gas. Murphy's law in action

Only reason I have this skill is because 'Locked myself out like an idiot' is common in my family
Just bustin' you, man. If I was in distress, I'd want to see your likeness at the rescue.
 
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