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    My girlfriend locked the keys in her '95 Contour SE. It's got power locks and windows. Anybody know the best way to shimmy the lock?
    '98 Silverfrost SVT
    '95 SE 2.5 ATX (wife's) - for sale
    '05 Freestyle Limited AWD
    '99 F250 Superduty 4x4 Supercab
    '66 Mustang 289 4bbl 4spd

  • #2
    got any spare trunk keys around? Maybe go through the fold down seats?
    Chris
    1998.5 Black Ford Contour SE 2.5 V6 MTX
    1988 Rosso Red Merkur XR4Ti 2.3T I4 T5 MT
    1982 Candy Flare Blue Honda CB650SC Nighthawk

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    • #3
      I've never tried a slim jim in these cars.

      However, if you really get stuck, it might be time to see if you've got glass coverage. You could always go in through the windshield.
      2000 Tropic Green Contour SVT
      1994 Opal Frost Taurus SHO -- SOLD!

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      • #4
        hopefully josh will chime in, I believe he used a stock non-power antenna to get into a car once
        - 12 Focus SE
        - 95 Mystique LS <-sold
        - 99 Contour SE Sport <- traded in 2/13
        - 99 Contour SeVT <- 3L/NPG Turbo
        - 2k Contour SVT - #2137

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        • #5
          Do you have AAA services?

          They unlocked mine in about 5 mins after they showed up.

          They wedged an inflatable air bag in edge of the door and pumped it a little bit to push the door outward. Then they took the tool and slipped it between the door and pushed the button towards unlock.
          1998 SVT Contour 3L (B/MNB) #542 (His)
          2000 SVT Contour (SF/MNB) #1533 (Hers)
          2003 BMW 540i M-Sport (6 spd)
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          • #6
            Breaking glass is out of the question, and I don't have AAA. I've used a piece of wire from a coathanger a few times before on other cars and unlocked them within 5 mins. This one isn't so easy. I know it is possible, but I monkeyed around for 1/2 hour with no luck. I am unsure of the mechanism in the door. Usually I make a hook with a wire, slide it between the weatherstripping and glass, and pull up around the doorlock area. This isn't working. Do I need a flat piece of metal and push down?
            '98 Silverfrost SVT
            '95 SE 2.5 ATX (wife's) - for sale
            '05 Freestyle Limited AWD
            '99 F250 Superduty 4x4 Supercab
            '66 Mustang 289 4bbl 4spd

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            • #7
              While I won't show drawings, or diagrams with detail in it (legality of it) I will say that a forked piece of metal with downward pressure will work. right about EVEN with the handle, but almost to the bottom of the door.


              Take a small plastic binder (like a 1 inch plastic binder for school) and shove it down between the window trip and the glass.

              it will hold the trim out enough to be able to SEE what you are doing and won't scratch the glass at all.
              Last edited by Ray; 11-01-2007, 11:29 AM.
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              • #8
                kick the back window out like a crasy person thats what id do LOL did

                Last edited by bagged; 11-01-2007, 11:49 AM.
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                • #9
                  Try pulling the door out at the top and putting something in to wedge it there. Use a long piece of metal bent to push the unlock button.

                  I haven't tried this on a contour, but it worked on other cars.

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                  • #10
                    handle is hard to grab and lock button is hard to push
                    wedge door and hook the trunk release with coat hanger and go that way
                    shouldnt be to difficult
                    bagged cardomain
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                    • #11
                      I know the unlock button would be pretty hard to push, but I never thought about going for the trunk release. Can you fold the seat forward from the trunk? I know that the release for the seat is there, but I thought you actually had to pull the seat forward from inside the passenger compartment for it to fold forward. I could be wrong though.
                      '98 Silverfrost SVT
                      '95 SE 2.5 ATX (wife's) - for sale
                      '05 Freestyle Limited AWD
                      '99 F250 Superduty 4x4 Supercab
                      '66 Mustang 289 4bbl 4spd

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                      • #12
                        yes the seats swing forward but it doesn't matter if you pull (front the seat) or push (from the trunk) you would get the same effect ....
                        - 12 Focus SE
                        - 95 Mystique LS <-sold
                        - 99 Contour SE Sport <- traded in 2/13
                        - 99 Contour SeVT <- 3L/NPG Turbo
                        - 2k Contour SVT - #2137

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                        • #13
                          you can pull release in the trunk and push seat forward and crawl through this will be your easiest way


                          damn BrApple your fast...........well maybe im slow LOL
                          bagged cardomain
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                          • #14
                            The cops used a rubber wedge, kinda like a door stop when trying to get the door open enough to hit my trunk release w/ hanger. The rubber prevented any damage, went in at teh top corner of the door.
                            Scott
                            '07 Mazdaspeed 3
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                            • #15
                              Maybe I'll make a slim jim out of some scrap sheetmetal down in the proto shop after work and try as Ray suggested. I'll also try to find wire long and stiff enough to reach in behind the door and catch the trunk release. One of those two methods should work....I hope!!
                              '98 Silverfrost SVT
                              '95 SE 2.5 ATX (wife's) - for sale
                              '05 Freestyle Limited AWD
                              '99 F250 Superduty 4x4 Supercab
                              '66 Mustang 289 4bbl 4spd

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