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Locks and Latches

Locks and latches are parts of a door. While the latch ensures that the door stays in a closed position to prevent it from opening, lock prevents the door from being opened without a matching key.
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The lock mechanism is broken. Can you keep it lock from inside thecar?
Answer . There should be a little handle mounted to the top inside of the trunk. It will be yellow/green or a highly visible color. You can pull this lever toward the rear of the car, which should pop open the folding seat. I am not sure if all models are equipped with this feature. Another...
Answer . \nI had to do this on my 97 Ford Explorer a month ago or so. \n. \nIt's easy.\n. \nYou should be able to go through the grill from the outside and unscrew the four bolts or so on the hood release mechanism (reassuring huh?)\n. \nFrom there, lift the hood and the latch mechanism should...
ANSWER: . Make sure the door is unlocked and pull the handle, either inside or outside, and it should open the lock. If not, use a screwdriver to pry it back open with the handle pulled all the way out or up depending on the handle.
You can move the latch back to the open position by nudging it.This may still prevent it from locking on the component piece whenyou attempt to close the door, so you will need to take it to amechanic.
To drill open a mortise lock means creating a substitute "shear line". For those who are not locksmiths, a shear line is created when the proper key is inserted into the lock and the top and bottom pin tumblers line up flush to turn the plug. Using a 1/4 inch carbide tip drill bit, drill about an...
all i know is that I've got a friend with the same problem and he's is at breaking point with this.he has his driver side fender off, front bumper off, you name it. i almost think you can route it through the fire wall behind your steering wheel,run it along with washer hoses, somewhere under the...
Usually if it can lock, that means the linkage is ok. If you have serrate buttons,then the open button is bad. If one button does both it could be the receiver. Have a mechanic shop or the dealer take a look at it.
contact sentry safe company give them the serial number model number and they should be able to give you the default number but this will only help if you didn't change the lock combonation.
With the lock apart, turn the exposed metal knob that says ("SET" on it) in the clockwise direction nearly 180 degrees. Set the combination that you want the then turn the knob back.
how do unlock steering wheel in ford f 150 when wrong key was used. Use the correct key.
It is relevant to the grease gun. Typically, they range from .5 grams/shot to 1.5 grams per shot. Check the manufacturer's documentation to verify. I prefer to assume 5. grams to avoid over lubrication.
You can buy a pick lock from the grand exchange or it all might depend on your thieving level.
That is when a cylinder fills with liquid and will not move. Liquids will not compress like air so it will stop the piston and usually damage the engine
The floor is where a lot of the wiring is run. The floor gets wet due to various things..clogged drainage holes on A/C or runoff water under windshield causing water to come into the unit from the firewall. The connectors for the wires get corroded and quit working. They must be cleaned at the...
Answer . \ndepends what the problem is, more information would be helpful
Answer . \nIF YOU MEAN THAT THE TRUNK PULLDOWN MOTOR WON'T WORK SOMETIME, IT COULD\nBE THAT THE BOTTOM SWITCH, THE ONE THAT IS SPRING LOADED AND MOUNTED ON\nTHE MOTOR IS GOING BAD. THIS SWITCH IS SEALED BUT CORROSION STILL GETS\nTO IT.THIS IS THE MOST COMMON PROBLEM.THE SWITCH IS A $20.00 ITEM AT...
You actually will have to reach under the bumper to take out the bolts on the grille and remove it. Then, you will have to bend a hanger into a hook to reach around the back of the lock and grab the loop in which the hood cable connects.
Bobby pins are for movies, handcuffs and luggage locks, and not much else. Anything above the most basic lock imaginable is bobby pin proof really. They're just not the right type of metal or the right size and shape. They're good for handcuffs and for toy boxes though. Below is a link to a...
You can buy new locks and replace them in the door they cost about 15 dollars a set if you do it your self but you can pull the door panel inside off and chect to see if the rod that connects to the lock is still connected.
Answer . take of the inside door panel and check that the handle is not broken. It is common for the Lugs that hold the connecting rod to brake off so the handle looks ok but does not actually connect to the mechanism.
If your battery is completely dead, or battery disconnected. The key, once in and turned would not come out for me. Once I charged up the battery I Was able to remove the key. You can also remove the small plug in the underside of the steering column. May not be a plug but just a circle so I used a...
Any Chevy Celebrity sedan or station wagon front door from 1982 to 1989 should fit and work correctly. Sedan back doors will not work on a station wagon, station wagon rear doors wont work on a sedan. The window frames are slightly different. I would look for them in a wrecking yard.
If there is a space in the molding this can be easily done, if notyou must cut a loop into the card and shimmy it through. On thepull out wiggle the card repeatedly. For more on this check out myBio and go to my blog for detailed answers as well as tips forimplementing good home-based security.
Look at the plastic part right next to the metal key and you will see a very, very, tiny phillips screw. Remove that screw and it will open up. Be sure and use a jewelers type phillips screwdriver to remove it as you will damage the screw unless you have a tiny screwdriver.
locks don't come cheap.when my wife and i first moved in we paid $380. those are the low quality kinds...if you need a good lock I'd suggest around $550.
Answer . \nIf the problem is that the inside door slider is stuck in the down position then it's probably that the rocker mechanism attached to the outside handle (just behind the slider) is rusty and the rocker won't drop when the outside handle is lifted and released.\nRemove the door trim: Torx...
well there on and the same a cylinder lock can have both pin tumblers and wafer tumblers most locks in home are cylinders with pin tumblers and auto have cylinders but have wafer tumblers.
Answer . \nJust get a cable lock and wrap it through your hood and onto something solid in your car. leave enough slack to get the hood open a little and be able to undo the lock.
Start with combination 000, try the lock, then click up to 001, try the lock, then 002, try the lock, etc, etc. Keep on doing that until you've reached the proper combination. Even if the combo is 999, it should only take you about 6 or 7 minutes to work through all possible settings. ------------...
Try using a spare key if that doesn't work you need a locksmith.
That is a common problem with 2004 jettas. The power converter onthe driver side door just needs a new carbon pump. You can pick upa universal one at a local auto parts store. 5 minute fix.
You have to remove the door panel and it will be just under the out side door handle.
Has the door been hit? If so, a body shop would be the first place to try. If not, roll the window down and spray penetrating oil, like WD40, into the latch area of the door (this is about at the vertical middle of the door, straight down from the outside handle). Let it work in for a day or so,...
its youractuators you can buy this part for about 800 but you should asksome one at your part store for best brand to buy. Also, buy aguide book on your model car to learn about the door panels whichare not the hard to deal with From Blustg: The door actuators are held in from the factory withonly...
locksmith Or if you use wireless door opening remote keyfob and you do have other one at home, then call anyone at home. When they reply to your call, ask them to take your other remote control and press open button near the phone. Put your phone next to your car when that button is pressed. Hope...
ask the person the combo and then get a different lock and whala
make sure that the latching mechanism is open and not closed.. that's the part that is shaped like a c where the door meets the striker(the nob that sticks out from the car) if its closed it would be like running into a closed door.. when open it should close around it correctly..if not you may need...
No, it is not illegal to own lock picks in Georgia - or any other state for that matter.
The key fob battery in a 2008 Chevy Cobalt is changed by openingthe case with a flat blade screwdriver or coin. The battery canthen be pulled and a new one put in place.
Is this the rear passenger door or the tail gate door and what year and model vehicle is this?
Try using the key to open the lock mechanism while the door is unlocked.
My 1997 Aerostar 3.0 has sliding door closing problems and a friend of mine fixed his problems on a 1991 4.0. the parts look the same on both so maybe this will cover most years. The door has three rollers, one top front, one bottom front and one middle back. There is supposed to be a plastic?...
It means you put the key in the lock. The plug is the name of the part of a lock cylinder that turns when you turn the key.
Temporarily, get a bungee cord and fasten it. Then take it to a body shop for the repair or replacement of the hood latch mechanism.
I've a peugeot 307 (yreg) and the front passenger door has decided to remain locked ,i can hear the central locking working but the door will not open any ideas, mick
assuming you know how to remove the switch on drivers door.unplug wiring harness from switch.next use a 12 volt test light (inexpensive from local parts store)clip test light to good ground then touch point of tester to pins on harness plug end until light lites ,this is your hot feed to switch(if...
The latch could be damaged or the hood hinges may need to be realigned. If you can't get the hood to open you may need to take it to a collision repair shop to have it professionally fixed
Does the key spin continuously in the cylinder? Or does it not fully rotate to the unlocked position? Is it a deadbolt mortise or latch mortise. If the key is spinning continuously the tail piece on the cylinder is broke or has separated from the lock. Replace the cylinder but it will need to be...
First off you may what to check in your fuses ALL of the fuses in my 95 ford T SHO 3.1 the fuse blew and there was 2 fuse boxes both containing a fuse saying it was it *on in the car drivers side that flips down on under the hood drivers side by the windshield* after replacing them my door locks...
check the batteries of the key remote if else check the fuse below steering column.otherwise seek the help of help line .
Technically they don't need to, but it's a matter of convenience so you don't have to do angle subtraction or re-orient your paper.
Answer . \nIn this case access can usually be gained through the inside of the vehicle by removing the back section of the rear seat. Depending on make and model of vehicle will determine wheater a screwdriver or a precise tool will be required to internally turn the boot lock mechanism.
Answer . Is it below freezing when this happens? Maybe there's water in lock and it's freezing. Even if it's not below freezing, have you tried spraying some wd40 into the key hole? There's actually better stuff to squirt into the key hole...look for a product that contains graphite and try...
This is to act a a safety device, It allows the door to latch without the force required to compress the black rubber weather seal that most cars have fitted to the door or body. When the car travels down the road if the door was left ajar this semi shut latch should be able to hold the door shut...
If it's an automobile my question is what type of tools do you have? I'm assuming this is an automobile. Back to the tools are they thru the car tools ( i.e. inflatable wedge, big stick reach tool etc.) or are they cavity tools that you go into the cavity of the door? Also what type and year is the...
Answer . I did this with my 1996 Lumina APV. If you have rear speakers, remove the speaker cover(s), remove the speaker and reach in and find the mechanism, turn it to open. May have to do simultaneously for both sides. Then remove the tailgate panel and repair.
The hood on a Volvo S60 can be opened when the latch is not workingby sticking a stiff piece of wire into the grill and pulling on therelease latch. The latch can then be repaired or replaced.
Get a locksmith to look at it before you tear it out. If you damage the tumbler, then you may not be able to turn it over again.
Easiest way is to call a locksmith to get you in. Methods of "breaking in" to vehicles will not be given here.
A master key system is designed to eliminate many keys being carried around and more than one being able to open a lock. The Master key would open all locks and an operating key would open only one lock. Therefore, two different cut keys would open the same lock. There are times when many different...
Answer . \nYou can't. You need a wire with a hook because the locking mechanism is on the other side of the window. and you don't pull up, you pull toward the front of the car, only if you can get a hold of the bar.
My Avalanche tailgate locks when I lock the 4 doors with the remote or door lock
It is best left to a professional as there is an air bag involved. One mistake can cause it to go off and possibly cause injury. If you purchase a Haynes manual at a parts stor it will give you the instructions. Be VERY careful.
my 1998 mountaineer hood release will not work. Is there another way to open it?
To get it to creep into nooks and crannies well it has a fair percentage of solvents and other chemicals too. These greatly degrade the lubricating properties when compared to a regular oil.
On my 1988 Cutlass Supreme the cable broke at the release point in the car. I was unable to see anything from the outside so in the passenger compartment I took the release handle apart and used a set up pliers to pull the cable and release the hood. There should be just on bolt holding the release...
a key.......sometimes (IMPROVED) Depending on the type of lock there will be either pins and springs, or springs and wafers. Sometimes there's plastic or rubber grommets and occasionally lubricant or grease.
Understand how your lock works . The pin-and-tumbler lock consists of a cylinder that can rotate within its housing (see illustrations below). When locked, the cylinder is kept in place by several pairs of pins. The top pin of each pair protrudes into both the cylinder and the housing, thus...
This question assumes that the person with an IQ of 145 is special. Sorry, kiddo, it's not so. All that an IQ score means is that you learn easier. The person with an IQ of 90 is not dumb, nor is s/he stupid. All it means is that s/he thinks differently than you do. S/he may not be as quick to solve...
Locksmiths have special tools and can remove broken keys from cylinders. Is the cylinder in a door or the ignition? First, make sure the lock is in the off position for ignition or the verticle position for a door. Then shoot in alot of lubricant. Next wiggle and jiggle the key while pulling gently...
remove enter door panel. check the latch rod from handle to keeper spring latch (lock). either bent or detached. end.
Answer . Buy yourself graphine grease and apply\n. \n. \nor\n. \n. \nyou can use a flat screw driver to tap it or pry it out. You can also use your ignition key if a screw driver is not available.. Answer . \nToyota has a new part to fix this problem. just order a replacement. it is covered...
I have a 98 sport Cherokee and when I put a 800 cca battery in it, it was taller, but I wanted to make it fit. We had to bend the hood latch wire that was hitting the corner of battery out of the way slightly in order for the latch to grap and lock, took a while to achieve this but it has worked 100...
Answer . depends a lot, first start with removal with the door panel and look for any unhooked rods connecting to the locking mechanism. Add lots of lubicant on metal rod where they connect to locking mechenism had problem this winter door will not open
If only one door does not lock/unlock you probably just need to change the actuator. It is located inside the door behind the panel. Sometimes it is mounted to the latch assembly.
You will need a "slim jim" or a coat hanger.
straiten out the pin then cut the point off then bend one at a 90 degree angle one at a 120 degree angle and a wavy on 1. _| 2. _/ 3.~ hold the part of the lock that turns in the unlocking position, insert tool 3 to jiggle the pins, now insert tool 2 to work the back then tool 1 to do the front,...
I am a locksmith in Maryland. It sounds like the linkage that goes from your outside and inside handles to the latch have come undone for some reason. OR the latch itself may be jammed for some reason. Did someone recently use a slim Jim on the car or maybe someone tried to break into it? Call...
My 98 Volvo has the same problem. I don't mean to brag but I'm a mechanically minded and capable of doing my own work. I took the dooe apart and found a plastic piece broken on the lock mechanism. Just one little piece that can onlly be replaced by buying the whole mechanism. $130 dollars from the...
First is lubricate the lock and see if it will start turning. If that doesn't work remove the door panel and remove the lock cylinder. Take it in to a locksmith and have it replaced or repaired. Many times the spring cap cover comes up and the cylinder can't be turned. That can be repaired or...
The easiest way to check your locks is to remove the door panel and access the switches. Pry open the switch and clean the contacts with a pencil eraser. Attempt to operate the switch by pressing down or wiggleing it slightly. If the switch does not work then using a small guage wire that is bare at...
All dealers keep the key code on file for the vin. Copy down the vin and call the dealership. They may want to see some sort of proof you own the car, and you'll probably pay $40 plus for the key, but should still be cheaper than a locksmith. (IMPROVE) NOT all dealers keep key code by VIN. As a...
Fast blinking indicators usually indicates a bad relay. Check fuses and relays, and clean contacts if possible.
If code isn't written in the owners manual then remove the drivers door panel and get the code on label of the door handle.
Pull the INSIDE handle as if you were going to open the door andthen use a flat blade screwdriver ( or any screwdriver ) to move the latchsections apart
It depends on the year, make and model of the locks. Grinding usually indicates that there is tension on the lock. If the lock hasn't been used in a long time you might want to lubricate it. Also look at the lock to see if it has been damaged from someone trying to break in. If this has gotten worse...
Get in car and shut the door turn key to position 2 you can see the marks near the ignition switch turn off radio so you can hear push the button to lock the doors hold till you hear a click noise, about 5-10 seconds after the doors lock turn ignition key to off position and remove...
Answer . Just a suggestion, but if we knew what the outer doors were attached to it might be easier to zero in on an answer. Are we talking about doors on a house? A car? A 747? Specificity can be a good thing.
That's a complete invasion of privacy!!
Answer . you will need a large screw driver maybe pliers too. You will have to go to the front of the car and access the latch from under the car. There you can push the latch or pull it open. worked for me.