Stuck with a Locked Truck: How to Open it Without Breaking Anything
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you've accidentally locked the keys in your truck, and you're stuck without any tools? Well, don't worry, because, in this post, we're going to show you how to get into your locked truck without causing any damage.
A few years ago, I found myself in a similar situation, and I had to figure out a way to get into my truck. It was late at night, I was driving home for Thanksgiving, and I had my puppy with me. Unfortunately, my pup hit the lock button, and I was left with a locked truck and no tools in sight.
But, I had to get creative, and I came up with a solution that was a little bit more controlled and less damaging.
To open your locked truck, you'll need a diaphragm windbag, which you can find at a home depot or on Amazon. This bag is typically used for shimming doors or cabinets, but we'll use it to carefully slip it in between the door and the weather seal.
Once the windbag is in place, you'll need a long, straight object to insert into the unlock button. This method works for powered locks, but for manual locks, you'll need to get a little more creative with a hook or something similar. To avoid any damage, make sure to use a plastic or non-marring object.
Using your factory antenna to fish through the door is an option, but as trucks get older, there's a chance the stud will break, and you'll be left without an antenna and mount. A fiberglass fish stick, a coat hanger, or any other long stick will work just as well.
In this video, I'll show you how to use a diaphragm windbag and fiberglass fish tape to get into your locked truck. You can also use any straight stick, as long as it's flexible enough to hit the lock button. If you bend the windbag too far, you can put your knee down on the inside of the door and pull in, and that's it!
So, next time you find yourself locked out of your truck, don't panic! Just follow these steps, and you'll have your truck open in no time. And, if you happen to break anything, don't worry, I'll make a video on how to fix it.
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