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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.

Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Locks and Latches

What type of vehicle uses Axxess 19R2 key?

Luxury vehicles may utilize an Axxess 19R2 key.
Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs, Chevy Celebrity, Door Panels and Handles, Locks and Latches

How do you fix a car door lock that doesn't open from the outside?

Door locks Remove the inside door panel ( it's not as difficult as you may think) examine the lock and find the rods that connect the key part of the lock to the lock mechanism ( called the linkage) the linkage is usually connected by nylon or plastic clips. if nylon, just pop the clip back into place and you're done. If plastic or if the nylon clip is worn you will have to get a replacement from your dealer. they are...
Asked in Pontiac Firebird, Toyota Avalon, Locks and Latches, Grand Am SE

How do you fix a car trunk lock?

Here are several answers from FAQ Farmers: * If the trunk lock is broken, it's probably one of those things that needs to be replaced.. after all if your keeping valuable items in your trunk, you want something that will lock up. A lock is a fairly intricate peice of hardware, and with many small parts to it, it's difficult to fix. A locksmith, is probably not a good idea. They may not care about the car itself and cause more...
Asked in Locks and Latches

How do you get superglue out of car lock?

Ouch! It will probably be easier and cheaper to just have the whole lock assembly removed and replaced. *** If the lock can be removed then use "Goof Off" to soak the lock. The wafers can usually be removed and cleaned, just make sure everything is kept in order. But if possible it is usually better to just replace. ...
Asked in Locks and Latches, Bicycles

How do I reset my Trek lock combination We forgot the combo and now it won't open?

i guess you should try and hit it with hammer or ax? ANS 2 - Either spend hours trying all the 'combos' that are likely -or just get a new one - and this time make the combination a number that you won't forget ! - birthday or something like that. ...
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, VW Jetta, Locks and Latches

Why does your car beep when you lock and unlock?

Cars beep when you lock and unlock it so people will know if it actually worked (locked or unlocked). ...
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Door Panels and Handles, Locks and Latches

How do you open your car door when it's frozen shut?

Pour warm water were it shuts. Also, if can reach the car with an extension cord you can use a hair dryer. ...
Asked in VW Golf, VW Golf GTI, Locks and Latches

How do you open a VW Golf if the central locking fails and the key wont open car manually?

take a wire put it true the window and lift the door button,after open go make spare key ...
Asked in Locks and Latches

Which key does not open any lock?

A donkey, monkey, turkey, piano key, keychain, or Key West. It's a play on the word key. ...
Asked in Locks and Latches

If a store says they are open 24-7 why would they have locks on their doors?

Because... The landlord installed it many years ago, before this 24-hour store signed the lease. Sometimes, when the clerks work alone, they also need to go to the bathroom. So that you can lock down in emergencies, such as tornado warnings, or lock down situations or when they're doing construction. They can lock up on holidays such as New Years Day, Christmas Eve night, and Christmas. For occasional, temporary down time such as inventory control. Doors are made that way. They are are manufactured with locks. You can't...
Asked in Locks and Latches

Is it illegal to own lock picks in geogia?

No, it is not illegal to own lock picks in Georgia - or any other state for that matter. ...
Asked in Locks and Latches, Home & Garden, Luggage, Louis Vuitton

How do you open samsonite suitcase when combination is lost?

If you put pressure on the hinge(pull) and change the number until it clicks the try the next number and when they all click it should open if it doesn't thy remember the code... ...
Asked in Miscellaneous, Locks and Latches

Can a locksmith make a key to match a lock?

Yes, it is a very simple task for an experienced locksmith.
Asked in VW Jetta, Locks and Latches, Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

How can you fix the passenger door lock on 1990 Jetta Volkswagen when the doors will not open from in or outside?

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 around to local locksmiths and get a price. They can come out and get the door open for you with special tools that fit...
Asked in Ford Explorer, Door Panels and Handles, Locks and Latches

How would you go about opening a jammed car door?

If all obvious attempts fail, try the following: Hit door panel with your hand, just below the outside door handle. As hard as you can. Use a foam pad to avoid damage to the door, (and your hand). It has been known to work! It worked on my car!! GSB UK remove the interior door panel. you will see a metal rod connecting your interior and exterior door handles. most of the time the rod comes loose from one or the other. reconnect the rod. theres not...
Asked in Dodge Dakota, Locks and Latches

Hood latch cable broke on 89 dodge Dakota how can you open the hood?

we tried using a offset screwdriver to fix it but it won't work it is so hard to get to, we got the grill off but the radiator is in the way, we tried putting a screwdriver up in the hole to pop it it won't budge. help please ...
Asked in Chrysler PT Cruiser, Locks and Latches, Car Alarm Systems

How do you reset the alarm on a Chrysler PT Cruiser?

You unlock the door with the key or with the remote.
Asked in Locks and Latches

How can you open a locked car door without the key?

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 it works (EDIT: This is an urban legend and it DOES NOT WORK, so don't waste your time trying.) Call a locksmith or someone who...
Asked in Locks and Latches

Does the auto door lock keypad work with a dead battery?

No. It does not require very much power. If the battery is not putting out enough power to turn the starter, but is putting out some power it may still work. If the battery is totally dead it will not work. ...
Asked in Nissan Armada, VW Golf, Locks and Latches

How do you open a defective gas tank cover release lever?

Take a thin metal ruler or a thin screw driver and try to push in the latch. This will bend the latch so it'll open, then when it's fixed, you just bend it back. On many more recent cars (since 1985) the first aid is to open the trunk, locate the tank cover cable, and ease back on it whilst trying to lift the cap. If that opens it, feel for cover spring action; the spring is on the side opposite...
Asked in Chevy Trucks and SUVs, Chevy S-10, Locks and Latches, Chevy Avalanche

How do you repair a 1997 Chevy 1500 Pickup driver's side door that you can't open from the inside anymore?

Hey Barbara==The linkage has comeloose inside the door. Take the window crank off with a special tool available from the parts store and all of the screws you can find then the retainers around the sides and bottom of the trim pad. The retainers need a special tool also. GoodluckJoe Hello! i have the same problem as she does and....in my case it isn't that the linkage came loose...my linkage is all in tact. It appears to be the latch itself...
Asked in Chevy Blazer S-10, Locks and Latches, Ford Ranger XL

How can you fix a stuck car door?

Hey Amber==It is hard to say what is wrong with the door. It depends on what kind of car it is on but I would take it to a mechanic who knows about doors. GoodluckJoe ...
Asked in Locks and Latches, Luggage

How do you open your samsonite luggage if you have lost the code?

AMAZING!. it works! a magnifying glass held steady to the Right of the tumbler helps. and a desk lamp so you don't have to hold a flash light too. 000 is the default... but if the lock gets "accidentally" changed here is what you do... Answer Use a flashlight to look into the rotating numbers. Watch to the inside of the number you are turning and you will see a piece of metal that moves with the number. Turn the 1st rotating number one at...
Asked in Auto Parts and Repairs, Pontiac Firebird, Locks and Latches, Grand Am SE

How do you fix a car trunk lock that seems to have shifted upward?

I don't know if this is the problem you are having, but if your trunk won't latch properly because the latch won't reach the U-shaped hook it latches onto, it may be that it is the hook rather than the latch that has moved. I had this problem with my car. The hook, which is connected to the car with two screws, had moved down over time so that the latch would no longer reach it. Even though the latch was...