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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 the  car?
  == 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...
  == Answer ==     I had to do this on my 97 Ford Explorer a month ago or so.     It's easy.     You 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?)     From there, lift the hood...
  == 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 when  you attempt to close the door, so you will need to take it to a  mechanic.
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.
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
  == Answer ==     depends what the problem is, more information would be helpful
  == Answer ==     IF YOU MEAN THAT THE TRUNK PULLDOWN MOTOR WON'T WORK SOMETIME, IT COULD   BE THAT THE BOTTOM SWITCH, THE ONE THAT IS SPRING LOADED AND MOUNTED ON   THE MOTOR IS GOING BAD. THIS SWITCH IS SEALED BUT CORROSION STILL GETS   TO IT.THIS IS THE MOST...
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 video...
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...
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.
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 ==     If 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.  ...
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 ==     Just 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 on  the driver side door just needs a new carbon pump. You can pick up  a universal one at a local auto parts store. 5 minute fix.
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 your  actuators you can buy this part for about 800 but you should ask  some one at your part store for best brand to buy. Also, buy a  guide book on your model car to learn about the door panels which  are not the hard to deal with   From Blustg: The door actuators are held in from the...
  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....
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.
  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
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...
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 ==     In 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...
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...
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 working  by sticking a stiff piece of wire into the grill and pulling on the  release 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.
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
  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...
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       or       you 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 ==     Toyota has a new part to fix this problem....
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 on1. _| 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...
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 matter...
Pull the INSIDE handle as if you were going to open the door and  then use a    flat blade screwdriver ( or any screwdriver ) to move the latch  sections 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...
== 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.
  == 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.
When trying to unlock your 97 grand am by using a slim jim the  first thing you want to decide is, do your locks go up and down or  back and forth. This will tell you what direction you need to move  the slim jim to get the car to unlock. The next thing you want to  do is insert the slim jim...
Do you want to know about a lock or a loch? And which one?
There is a single Phillips head screw in the centre top of the grille, remove it. There are 4 snap in clips, two at each end of the grille near the headligts. Use a small flat blade screwdriver to push the prongs of the clips up. As you are pushing the prongs up lightly pull the grille towards you,...
No. Myself never locks the back door at night. myself is not a subject pronoun so don't use myself as the subject of your sentence use 'I'. only add -s to the verb (lock) if the subject is he,she or it. We say 'He locks the door' but 'I lock the door' (no -s). Your sentence should be like this: ...
  == Answer ==     If your door locks do not work manually via the switch on the drivers side control panel on the door, there is a good possibility that there is a short to ground or a loose ground contact through the switch. It locks when u start to drive it bc the locks are...
up and down if its manual or back and forth if its electric. have a day!
The fob has a pry slot and prys apart.
  Sounds like you need to repair or or replace the main master switch (The one that controls all the doors locks) that is on the drivers door.
As with any vehicle, you have options, based on your own preferences and money you have to throw at the problem. -First choice (most expensive/least risky)Copy the VIN number (metal strip on the dash, just inside the windshield, driver's side) take the number to a Ford dealer and have him code-cut...
Answer    if the hood release is broken at the part inside the cab, to release it, you can grab the cable with a pliers and pull it...now if it is broken up at the hood, id say your screwed.  Answer    Most likely the hood still works but will not release. They say this is common with...
  == Answer ==     you need to remove the inner door panel because there is most likely a rod that has come out of place. look for it too be hanging loose some where close to the latch or the outter handle the rod should reatach to the door handle assembly some what easilly
I'm guessing your outside pull handle needs lubrication. Try hitting the area where it hinges (behind the black part) with WD-40 or similar. Then, open (from inside if necessary) and grease up the latch mechanisms too, for good measure.If it's not a lubrication problem, there might be a loose part...
you can buy replacement parts such as those, however ford might not carry the '92 parts if not you could look at several junk lots they will give you the part for a lot cheaper too. But those types of parts do not usually change so you should have a good shot.
You can put a locking hasp lock on the door and the door frame that you engage when you are inside. Or block the door with heavy furniture, but if it is your only exit, it would not be safe. The easiest thing would be to buy and install a metal storm/security door on the outside, making sure that...
  == If I removed factory stereo would that also affect my windows and horn??Answer ==   Did you remove the stock radio to install an aftermarket radio by chance? If so then this is why your keyless entry stopped working because the keyless entry is hooked up to the stock radio. I had to buy...
There are several brands and models. Knowing the model is essential. First you have to enter the programming mode for the lock your working with. This is why we need to know. Entering the programming mode and following this with the old 6 digit code. They by entering the new 6 digit code twice, your...
It depends on the type of combination lock ! Usually, once you've dialled the current code, and opened the lock, there is a pin, or lever that you can move, which releases the tumblers. You simply move the tumblers to a new number - and re-set the locking pin. This sets the new number. Often...
Fuse.if you have power locks it could be the power lock module or the power lock itself located in the door. I use to own a 2000 Passat wagon and while most of the doors would lock and unlock with the door switch and fob, the left rear door quit working. A used lock assembly cost me 40 bucks but was...
I replaced the outside driver's door handle on my 1993 Camry today and tried to document the process as best I could. I am not an auto mechanic and do not even know the correct names for all the tools, but here's a link you can copy to the file, which is a Word document with pictures: members.aol...