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Old 08-15-2013
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I work for auto medic road side here in Tyler tx but we have offices in almost all 50 states google them in your area well unlock your trucks for $45 and most of the time your insurance will pay for it. I can get in my 2000 ranger in about 30 seconds with the tool that I have and before I started working for them my mom locked her keys I. The truck and I was able to unlock it with a 4ft cb antenna by bending the tip and hooking to door handle of course this only works if you have manual locks if you have power locks just use the same thing but hit the unlock button.
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I hate to revive a dead thread... wait, no I don't really. Are there any thoughts on remedying the "antenna as a key" trick? I've had to use my antenna as a key a few times. I have thought about removing the linkage that goes to the virtually worthless door lock ****.
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Welding a plate to the backside of the door covering the holes is the most common solution
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My doors locked with the key in the ignition and the engine running recently. I thought, no problem, I will just use my spare key. Apparently, the remote will not work with the engine running. So, I tied unlocking manually. I still couldn't get in. The hood was up, so I disconnected the battery to shut down the engine. I still could not get in.

I didn't know about the antennae trick. I kept trying both door manually without success. Eventually I thought about spraying some silicone lube in the door lock and that did the trick. Apparently, since I never use the manual locks they just froze up over time.
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My doors locked with the key in the ignition and the engine running recently. I thought, no problem, I will just use my spare key. Apparently, the remote will not work with the engine running. So, I tied unlocking manually. I still couldn't get in. The hood was up, so I disconnected the battery to shut down the engine. I still could not get in.

I didn't know about the antennae trick. I kept trying both door manually without success. Eventually I thought about spraying some silicone lube in the door lock and that did the trick. Apparently, since I never use the manual locks they just froze up over time.
I need to do the same thing to mine, I cant even get the passenger side door open using the key.
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