How to use a slim Jim?
Asked in Ford Focus, Cadillac Fleetwood, Ford F-150
How do you use a slim Jim to open the doors on a 2002 Ford Focus?
Don't use a slim Jim... You open a coat hanger and tighten the hook to be a little more closed, then you use wood wedges or a flat tool to pry the door open enough to let the hook through into the car. If you want you can use the slim Jim to help get the hook past the weather stripping, or you can just save the slim Jim to use on a different car that is not slim Jim resistant. Pull to get a broad curve in the wire and use it to pull the door handle open. Not easy takes about 20 minutes of steady effort.