Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2007-08-24 10:25:46

Its simple, you simply wedge the glass and locate the vertical lock linkage connecting the vertical lock button (most fords) with the door latching mechanism.

If you attempt to grab the lock pawl you will break it clean off as it is fragile/brittle delrin plastic and is not a free play pawl on door locks on Ford trucks since 57 or so.

Some fords have a horizontal lock linkage inside the door with either a horizontal to vertical bellcrank mechanism or a direct pull pivoted lever arm, where the horizontal linkage terminates and connects to the arm witch pivots along the Y axis, the door lever pulls twords the Z axis and the linkage slides rearward across the y axis.

Other fords have a coaxial cable linkage for the door mechanism similar to that of a throttle cable and cannot be compromised .

In short if you locate the vertical lock linkage or the horizontal handle linkage, or the bell crank (if applicable) then you might be able to get a grip on it with an inverted "Z" tool, or a slidelock tool bent approximately 15 degrees about 10 inches from the working end, slide the correct linkage the correct direction and you will only have bent the spine of the window's exterrior silstrip.

Pull 2 or more lock rods off and you may not be able to open the door with or without a key from the inside or outside.

Sorry I cant be of more help, I don't really know much about cars and locks.

User Avatar

Your Answer


Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

How do you unlock a 97 Ford Contour with slim Jim?

The old standard "Slim Jim" won't work on that vehicle.

Unlock 2001 Ford Explorer?

go get a slim jim. or a hanger.

How do you use a slim Jim on 2002 Ford Taurus?

A slim Jim tool is used on a 2002 Ford Taurus by inserting it between the windshield and door. It is used to unlock the vehicle when the keys are not present.

How do you unlock door with slim Jim 2003 dodge truck?

I how do you unlock the doorI locked my keys in the car if you have a slim jim where would you put it to open the door

How do you unlock a gran prix with a slim Jim?

The old style "slim jim" doesn't work on the newer vehicles.

How does a Slim Jim work?

The slim Jim is slid between the window and the weather stripping to unlock the latch system of most vehicles

How do you unlock a 96 Toyota Corolla with a slim Jim?

How do I open a 95 toyota corolla door with a slim jim? I NEED A ANSWER NOW!

How do you slim Jim a 97 grand am?

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 under the rubber piece next to the door. Once you find the lock rod , move the slim jim in the direction your locks move.

How do you unlock a 2000 grand prix with a slim Jim?

WHAAAT haha i almost just peed myself laughing! As far as I am aware, there is no way to unlock anything with a slim jim, besides obesity and dermatitis lololol

How do you use a slim Jim to open the doors on a 2001 Chevy Silverado?

how do you unlock a 2006 Chevy silverado truck with a slim Jim? First, insert the slim Jim in between the door and the window. Next, feel around for the linkage bar that connects the lock to the door handle. Then you jiggle it forward to get it to unlock.

How do you unlock a Honda accord with a slim Jim when you lock the keys inside?

Slim Jim with sharp bend toward inside of vehicle. Will take some fishing.

How do you unlock samsung sgh u700v?

slim Jim dor unlocker things

How do you use a slim Jim to unlock the door of a Chevy Colorado LS?


How do you unlock 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme door without keys?

get a slim jim.

How do you unlock a 2004 Sequoia without a key?

You will need a "slim jim" or a coat hanger.

Can you use a slim-jim to unlock 2002 Kia Sportage?

Yes, a person can use a slim-jim to unlock a 2002 Kia Sportage. However, it is best of obtain the permission from the owner before doing this, or there could be legal repercussions.

How do you unlock your 98 Honda civic at home with no special tools on hand?

buy a slim Jim

How do you unlock a 2003 Honda Civicwith a slim Jim when you have locked your keys inside?

Newer cars have a plastic shield over the lock mehanism inside the door to prevent using a slim jim.

How do you use a slim Jim on a 98 Honda civic?

A Slim Jim is meant to be used by professional locksmiths. They are used to slide down a vehicles window, such as a 1998 Honda Civic, a unlock the doors locks.

How can a door be unlocked without using a key 1992 Ford Explorer?


How do you use a slim Jim to open the doors on a 2005 Ford f150?

Lots of practice...

How do you use a slim Jim on a 1996 Ford Taurus?

Ask your local police department.

Can you open a ford escape 2008 door with a slim Jim?

ive seen it done

Ford econoline door is stuck?

try using a "slim-jim" or the internal hANDLE

How do you unlock a grand am with a slim Jim?

Check out this blog, this maybe a better alternative: