3 Ways to Break Into a Car When Locked Out

There are several ways to get inside your locked car, including: using your shoestring, sturdy wedge and rods, and through the trunk.

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Below are 3 ways to break into your car if you get locked out.

Using Your Shoestring
The first time I saw this, I couldn’t believe my eyes. It sounds too good to be true, but the car-opening tool you’re most likely to have on you at any given time is a shoestring. Unfortunately, this method only works on locking mechanisms that unlock by pulling up.
You’ll need to tie a small loop in the middle of the shoelace that can be tightened, then work the string into the door, pull the loop tight around the lock, and pull it up. It may take more than once if you are not a pro like this guy, but it should work nonetheless. Source: WonderHowTo

Sturdy Wedge and Rods
This is one of the oldest tricks there is, and it’s a classic for a reason. All you need is a sturdy wedge of some sort (some doorstops work) and a rod that’s stiff enough to hit the button (just don’t go there).

  • Push the wedge between the door and the frame, opening it enough to slide the rod in the hole. (We said don’t go there).
  • Hit the unlock button with the rod. Source: Complex

Through the Trunk
Find the emergency cord. If your trunk is unlocked by any chance, but the cab is locked with your keys inside, open it and look around inside for the emergency open trunk cord that opens into the car. It is often in the trunk “door” or the roof of the trunk.
Pull the cord. Once you find the cord, pull it. This will unlock the back passenger seats allowing them to fall forward in some models of car. This is a common feature in some sedans.
Crawl in. Once the passenger seats are unlocked, push them forward. Now you can climb into the car through this new entry, and unlock a back passenger door yourself manually. Source: wikiHow

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