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Username Post: Locked out of my truck,,,        (Topic#231173)
Crash138 
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Posts: 16

Loc: nevada, tx
Reg: 12-07-09
12-07-09 04:14 PM - Post#1819711    

I just purchased a 1993 dually extended cab with a 6.5 turbo diesel... i knew the outside passenger door latch didnt work prior to buying... I get the truck home, lock it with the power locks, shut the door... I come back later and cant get the key to unlock the driverside door, so I decided to slim jim the door... I unlocked the door but in the process i knocked the rod off the door latch... anyone know how to get the door open short of breaking any windows?
2001 Trans Am
1993 Silverado 6.5 turbo diesel 1 ton dually
1992 GMC Suburban
1969 El Camino
1974 Mustang II (future dirt track)
1990 Bronco


 
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Axelrod 
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Reg: 02-23-04
12-07-09 06:52 PM - Post#1819829    
    In response to Crash138

Call AAA if you have them. They do lock outs and if they damage something you are covered.

Any chance you have a rear window slider? You can carefully work the slim jim, or similar between the edges of the center frames and trip the latch allowing entry. You'll probably scratch the coating on the frame strips but you won't have to break any glass. You could also try to slim jim the opposite door, being more carefull this time. Lastly call a locksmith, or qualified AAA tow truck driver. Cheaper and easier than breaking glass and replacing.

 
Crash138 
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Posts: 16

Loc: nevada, tx
Reg: 12-07-09
12-07-09 10:43 PM - Post#1819987    
    In response to Axelrod

Thanks, but I dont have AAA, and it will cost alot to have someone come all the way out to my house, Im a do it yourselfer anyways, the passenger side outside latch is in worse shape... no sliding glass window either... Im pretty sure that the only way to get in now is to bust the extended cab window and insert small child... hehehe, but thanks for tryin, I was really wondering if there was some slim jim trick to open the door after knocking the rod off....
2001 Trans Am
1993 Silverado 6.5 turbo diesel 1 ton dually
1992 GMC Suburban
1969 El Camino
1974 Mustang II (future dirt track)
1990 Bronco


 
Bill K.b 
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Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 10-24-05
12-07-09 10:58 PM - Post#1819990    
    In response to Crash138

What shape are the doors in? I've literally used a crowbar to pry the top of the frame out a little to let me slip a wire or whatever inside -done with care, don't go nuts with it, and it won't hurt anything. If you could bend up something to get to the power lock switch from the upper rear corner of the door frame, that might do what you need. But I wouldn't do that on something with really nice paint, etc. unless I could find some kind of rubber-coated pry bar.

I forget which handles '93 have, a '95 you could pry out and break the handle housing and probably get you in that way. It might be easier to replace than that glass is.


I know how you feel, though, one of the first times with my current Suburban I locked my keys in, 40 miles from home. Ended up busting the small side door glass out because I'd been in the doors and knew I could change it easy.
Those who can, do. Those who can't, criticize it on the internet.

1988 G20 van 5.7L - driver.
1993 3500 dually 5.7L NV4500 - tow truck
1991 G20 van - parts truck

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Crash138 
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Loc: nevada, tx
Reg: 12-07-09
12-08-09 08:58 AM - Post#1820119    
    In response to Bill K.b

The doors are in perfect shape, and I thought of the door handle pocket also, was going to bust it with a chisel yesterday, but what I thought was plastic, is actually metal... today i might take a cutting wheel or dremel to that area, if I have a long enough extension cord....
2001 Trans Am
1993 Silverado 6.5 turbo diesel 1 ton dually
1992 GMC Suburban
1969 El Camino
1974 Mustang II (future dirt track)
1990 Bronco


 
355Cheyenne 
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355Cheyenne
Loc: Northern MN
Reg: 10-27-04
12-08-09 02:09 PM - Post#1820260    
    In response to Crash138

electric door locks or no?
98 Silverado k1500 4x4 350


 
OldSub 
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Posts: 317

Loc: Near Seattle
Reg: 09-01-04
12-08-09 03:28 PM - Post#1820318    
    In response to 355Cheyenne

I was once able to hit the unlock button using a rod bent to go into the door and come back up the other side of the window, and then down to the power lock button.

This wasn't on one of these trucks, but it was a GM car.
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wdshea 
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Age: 30
Loc: Austin, Tx
Reg: 10-20-09
12-08-09 03:56 PM - Post#1820342    
    In response to OldSub

price the windows and break the cheapest one. a lot of those smaller windows are more expensive.

on my gf's cougar her car was broken into, they broke a rear windows (less than 1sf) it costed almost $300.
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Bill K.b 
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Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 10-24-05
12-08-09 04:27 PM - Post#1820366    
    In response to wdshea

If you do decide to break a window, coat it completely with duct tape first. Makes clean up a little easier.
Those who can, do. Those who can't, criticize it on the internet.

1988 G20 van 5.7L - driver.
1993 3500 dually 5.7L NV4500 - tow truck
1991 G20 van - parts truck

Plus cars for swap and sale
&yes, I once tried a frame swap on a 51 Chevy.


 
Crash138 
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Loc: nevada, tx
Reg: 12-07-09
12-08-09 07:34 PM - Post#1820500    
    In response to Bill K.b

Success! I used a slim Jim to open the ext. cab window,(wound up breaking the hinge) used a broom handle with a small prybar with a hook shaped end out, duct taped (heavily) and reached in and opened the passenger door from the inside... I opened up the inside of the driver side door after pulling it in the shop... boy do i have my work cut out for me getting that rod back in place... I almost temped to go pull a door out of the junk yard... I have no idea how im going to get my hands up in there to put it back together... I did price the different glass, as I remember someone saying that their vent window was more than their big window, and as far as "new" goes this is true here, $124 for big window, $300+ for the ext. cab window from LMC... Good idea about duct taping the window before breaking... glad I didnt have to do that...
2001 Trans Am
1993 Silverado 6.5 turbo diesel 1 ton dually
1992 GMC Suburban
1969 El Camino
1974 Mustang II (future dirt track)
1990 Bronco


 
Bill K.b 
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Posts: 4259

Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 10-24-05
12-08-09 10:54 PM - Post#1820653    
    In response to Crash138

And here I was ticked off that the junkyard charged me for a "side glass" for a piece the size of a vent window for the fixed door glass for my '91 Suburban and banged me for $20 on it.
Those who can, do. Those who can't, criticize it on the internet.

1988 G20 van 5.7L - driver.
1993 3500 dually 5.7L NV4500 - tow truck
1991 G20 van - parts truck

Plus cars for swap and sale
&yes, I once tried a frame swap on a 51 Chevy.


 
355Cheyenne 
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355Cheyenne
Loc: Northern MN
Reg: 10-27-04
12-09-09 07:40 AM - Post#1820744    
    In response to Crash138

fixing the rod isn't that bad. you will have to remove the inner door panel to get to everything, but I have done this enough I could have it fixed in 30 ~45 minutes depending on how many accessories you had.

Tom
98 Silverado k1500 4x4 350


 
Crash138 
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Posts: 16

Loc: nevada, tx
Reg: 12-07-09
12-12-09 10:09 AM - Post#1822555    
    In response to 355Cheyenne

Update: Doors fixed, replaced door locks, actuators, and clips, and lubed all the mechanical dohickeys and the rods that are "pinned" to the inner door... works so much better meow... About to install a wireless doorlock system... yep.. Im spoiled...
2001 Trans Am
1993 Silverado 6.5 turbo diesel 1 ton dually
1992 GMC Suburban
1969 El Camino
1974 Mustang II (future dirt track)
1990 Bronco


 
tmsnyder 
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Posts: 998
tmsnyder
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Reg: 06-13-06
12-15-09 09:56 AM - Post#1824452    
    In response to Crash138

I love my truck but I don't want to deal with locking and unlocking the passenger side to get my kids in and out twice a day. The passenger side key doesn't work and the ignition is real touchy to get the key out and in and into and out of the 'lock' position. So it's never locked and the key is in it! I never get locked of my truck!
'56 Chevy 4dr 210 327ci
'97 GMC K1500 Suburban 6.5TD


 
Bill K.b 
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Loc: upstate NY
Reg: 10-24-05
12-15-09 11:11 AM - Post#1824471    
    In response to tmsnyder

That'll be great when some neighborhood kid figures it out and you see the cops chasing it down I-290 on the evening news and think "gee, that looks just like my truck" ....
Those who can, do. Those who can't, criticize it on the internet.

1988 G20 van 5.7L - driver.
1993 3500 dually 5.7L NV4500 - tow truck
1991 G20 van - parts truck

Plus cars for swap and sale
&yes, I once tried a frame swap on a 51 Chevy.


 
denny4 
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Posts: 564
denny4
Loc: MB.,Can.
Reg: 05-27-06
12-15-09 12:45 PM - Post#1824517    
    In response to tmsnyder

  • tmsnyder Said:
I love my truck but I don't want to deal with locking and unlocking the passenger side to get my kids in and out twice a day. The passenger side key doesn't work and the ignition is real touchy to get the key out and in and into and out of the 'lock' position. So it's never locked and the key is in it! I never get locked of my truck!


Take your VIN # to the dealer and they can make up a new set of keys,I'll bet that'll clear up some of your problems unless your hoping it gets stolen.
'95 K1500 5.7 GMC Siera SLE xt cab,Flowtech headers new y-pipe,cat,2 1/2 exhaust w/magnaflow muffler,homeade dual snorkle airbreather w/dual heat tubes.


 
tmsnyder 
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tmsnyder
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Reg: 06-13-06
12-16-09 10:14 AM - Post#1825016    
    In response to denny4

You guys worry too much!

I went out of town one weekend and left my garage door wide open. On Monday my buddy asks me 'hey, did you leave your garage door open', to which I said 'yeah you pud, why didn't you close it for me? WTH?!' It doesn't matter, though, the house is never locked anyway.
'56 Chevy 4dr 210 327ci
'97 GMC K1500 Suburban 6.5TD


 
tmsnyder 
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tmsnyder
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Reg: 06-13-06
12-16-09 10:17 AM - Post#1825019    
    In response to Bill K.b

  • Bill K.b Said:
That'll be great when some neighborhood kid figures it out and you see the cops chasing it down I-290 on the evening news and think "gee, that looks just like my truck" ....



Yeah like some dipshit dumb enough to steal a '98 gmc truck is going to know how to drive stick! Hey, you're from around here (I-290) ! You can borrow my truck anytime, key is in it.
'56 Chevy 4dr 210 327ci
'97 GMC K1500 Suburban 6.5TD


Edited by tmsnyder on 12-16-09 10:18 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
denny4 
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denny4
Loc: MB.,Can.
Reg: 05-27-06
12-16-09 12:45 PM - Post#1825093    
    In response to tmsnyder

  • tmsnyder Said:


Yeah like some dipshit dumb enough to steal a '98 gmc truck is going to know how to drive stick! Hey, you're from around here (I-290) ! You can borrow my truck anytime, key is in it.


You failed to tell us that part,but your right there has been many attemps to steal a vehicle up here and only to realize once in there .....WTF is this stick w/the knob for...then they leave the vehicle.
'95 K1500 5.7 GMC Siera SLE xt cab,Flowtech headers new y-pipe,cat,2 1/2 exhaust w/magnaflow muffler,homeade dual snorkle airbreather w/dual heat tubes.


 
tmsnyder 
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tmsnyder
Loc: Buffalo, NY
Reg: 06-13-06
12-19-09 12:33 PM - Post#1826898    
    In response to denny4

Well it certainly will cut down on the pool of criminals that could steal it at least.
'56 Chevy 4dr 210 327ci
'97 GMC K1500 Suburban 6.5TD


 
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