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How to open the car if the key is inside: step by step instructions

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Sooner or later, every motorist has a situation where the keys remain in the car and the doors close. There are several reasons for this. This can be a faulty alarm, frozen locks or a banal human oversight. But in any case, the result will be one - a closed car with keys inside. This is a rather unpleasant situation in which few people want to be. But how to open the car if you forgot the keys inside? Do not panic.

1.We are looking for a spare key

For any car in the kit comes with several keys (usually two). Therefore, if your doors suddenly shut, you should look for a spare kit. Perhaps he will be far from home - for example, at the other end of the city. But it will still be easier than making any devices for unlocking the doors. Ask friends to deliver the key to you. And if this situation happened near the house, you should not come up with a bicycle - just open the car with a spare key. It is easy, and most importantly - harmless to your car.

2.Apply wire and rope loop

However, the car door can also be opened with traditional grandfathering methods, which you probably could see in action films. Let's consider several options. Number one is to use a wire hook. The wire should be of medium stiffness about 60–70 cm long. We bend the hook with a length of about 7 cm at an angle of 45 degrees. The thickness of the wire should be selected so that it can penetrate between the seal and the door glass.

We put it under the glass in the area of ​​the door handle. Next, we hook with its help the door pull in the place where the open button is located. Having hooked it, we pull up a home-made hook up so that the pusher could rise. Additionally, slight bending of the seal may be required. It is so easy to open any car, especially domestic production, in 10-15 minutes.

Another method has received the code name "rope loop". It is suitable for those machines in which there is an internal button - it should protrude above the door panel at least a little. Slightly bend the corner of the door, placing a piece of soft cloth. It will protect the paintwork from scratches and damage. You can even insert between the stand and the corner a small wooden wedge, which will make it possible to establish a rope. By analogy with a rope, some drivers skillfully use fishing line. It will perfectly pass through the thickness where it will not be possible to get the rope.

We are looking for a spare key

For any car in the kit comes with several keys (usually two). Therefore, if your doors suddenly shut, you should look for a spare kit.

Perhaps he will be far from home - for example, at the other end of the city. But it will still be easier than making any devices for unlocking the doors. Ask friends to deliver the key to you. And if this situation happened near the house, you should not come up with a bicycle - just open the car with a spare key. It is easy, and most importantly - harmless to your car.

3.We open the central lock on foreign cars

The security system on most foreign cars is arranged as follows: when you press the handle from the inside, the door unlocks for the first time, and when it is opened, it opens. But the trouble is that the shape of the traction button does not allow the use of a rope, fishing line or other tool wrapping around the end of an element. How to open the car if the key is inside? To do this, we need a wire one and a half to two meters long. It is important to make a hook at its end. It is needed in order to hook the door handle in the cabin. The thickness of the wire should be the same as in the first method - not too thick, but also not soft, so that the shape is not damaged during passage through the seal. How to open the car if the key is inside? So, we take in hands a mounting blade, wrapped in rags, and bend the door part. Next, we push our device inside the cabin. We determine the location of the door handle and hook on it. It will be easier if it is located on the passenger side (and not below us, on the driver's side). Next, pull the wire onto yourself alternately two times. Everything, the door will be open. But this method can only be used if a smart central lock is installed in your car. Non-standard Chinese counterparts installed in the car will not work this way.

Making a key from wire

It also happens that the owner does not have a second key to the car. Often this occurs when buying a car in the secondary market. How to open a Chevrolet Lanos car if the key is inside and there is no spare? There is a solution, but we need some materials. A thin hook is suitable as an emergency key. It can be made of wire. Its length should be about 60 centimeters. This wire must be bent into a hook at an angle of 45 degrees. The length of the hook itself should be about six to seven centimeters.

Please note: the thickness of the wire must be such that it easily passes into the cavity between the door seal and glass. But do not select too thin material. Such a device will be excessively soft and may simply straighten when passing through the seal.

So how to open the car if the key is inside? Having made the device, we pass the wire in the vicinity of the door handle. We need to pick up the door pull. She goes to the button. Usually, the shape of the latter allows wire to be hooked. Therefore, just grab the protruding end of the button and pull it up. Since it is attached to the rod itself, the pusher will also rise. As a result, the door will open for us. By the way, on some cars the window seal is pushed too tightly. Therefore, it is better to bend it before you stick the wire. It usually takes no more than fifteen minutes to open the door. Even a novice can handle this operation.

4.Radical

If all of the above does not help, you still have to break the glass. Before knocking out glass, you need to think carefully. The matter seems to be trifling, but if you hurry you can do such “business” that repairs will cost several times more and there will be twice as many problems. First you need to find out what kind of glass you need to break, for this, either yourself or through friends, find out the cost of all the glasses separately, find out if they are available, as well as the cost of installing it. Weigh the pros and cons, after which you can start beating. If there is scotch tape at hand, then before hitting it is better to cover the glass with tape, this will keep the fragments and will not allow them to scatter throughout the cabin. Do not paste over only the area you are about to hit.

It is necessary to beat carefully, do not try to heroize yourself and try to break the glass with your bare hand or foot. Firstly, you can cut this glass, you can cut yourself, and secondly, it does not break as easily as they are shown in the movies. For example, I broke glass in my car the fifth time using a metal mount. If you had a drill on hand, it would be nice to try to drill glass, this would allow you to avoid a million fragments and at least get home without problems and drafts. If there is no drill, beat as necessary, stone, logs, try to break the glass so that it does not fall out completely, but only makes it possible to stick your hand in and open the door. Glass should be broken with gloves, this will save you from unnecessary problems and unnecessary blood ... After you solve the problem, you need to seal the hole with tape or cellophane, in short, you must close the hole by any means.

How not to get into such situations?

And now a few tips, which will help not to be in such situations:

  • try to never leave the keys in the car, even if you leave "literally for a second". Always remove the key from the ignition and put it in your pocket,
  • finally duplicate the keys. Do not save - make a full duplicate with a chip so that in any unforeseen situation you can easily open the car,
  • do not store duplicate keys in a car or trunk,
  • do not use the automatic door lock option,
  • even if you got out of the car and don’t want to remove the key from the ignition, do not close at least one door. So you will definitely get back to the salon without breaking glass and fishing with wire in the door,
  • get out of the car for a long time - be sure to take the keys with you,
  • if you warm up the car, leave one door or at least a window open,
  • Do not carry car keys on the same ring as the alarm and remote control remote controls. Even if you forgot the keys, using the key fob you can easily open the car,
  • be safe and, just in case, find out the number of one or more companies that provide car hacking services.

Keep the number of at least one car hacking service (just in case)

Now you know exactly why the car is blocked, how to get into YOUR closed car and how to prevent door locks. Remember that following these tips or not is only your decision. And once again we strongly DO NOT recommend using the acquired knowledge to hack ALIEN cars - what if you get caught?

Call the "rescue service"

This solution to the problem is the simplest. You will not need to manipulate materials at hand, and you only need a mobile phone.

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Dial the roadside assistance service number, ask the operator on the other end of the wire if they have the appropriate service, and wait for your savior.

Break glass

A simple, trouble-free and economically costly scenario, we offer to save as a spare and not get excited. It is very likely that you will open the door without extreme measures, although it is not a sin to use such a barbaric method if nothing else is left, and the current situation threatens, if not your life, then at least your health.

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Let's say you are standing in front of a locked car on a winter night track, the weather is not conducive to experimenting, from the dark forests, wolves are already looking at you. If you have already decided, then remember - breaking the glass with your hand or foot is fraught with injuries. It’s better to beat with a improvised tool not in the middle of the glass, but in a corner. It will probably be easier and more efficient.

Use rope

We will make a reservation right away - the scheme will only allow opening some domestic cars that have a door lock button next to the glass. The method is how elegant, so "technical". Find a cord or rope up to one meter long, the thickness of which will allow you to put it under the door. But before that, make a loop - you will throw it on the lock button and tighten it. The video contains detailed instructions.

When you learn about these methods of opening a car, you will say: “Why didn’t I know about this before?”

Have you ever forgotten the car keys inside? It would seem nonsense. But no. According to statistics, a lot of car owners often face a similar problem. Imagine that you forgot the keys in the car, and the alarm automatically armed, blocking all doors and the trunk. At this point, many begin to panic. But do not rush to call a master who specializes in opening cars for a lot of money. Try opening the machine yourself first. Sometimes this does not even require experience. The attempt is not torture.

Fortunately, there are many ways to open a locked car in which keys remain. For example, did you know that a locked car door can be opened without a key with a long cord, a long wire, a car antenna, and even with a wiper blade?

So, suppose you came to a car that is on guard, opened the trunk with the key to put something in it (or take it), and, putting the key in the trunk for a while, forgot about it, slamming the trunk. Everything is an oil painting. The key remains in the trunk, and your car is on guard. Accordingly, all doors and trunk are also locked.

Some of the tricks that we will tell you about may seem incredible, but nevertheless they definitely work. Although, of course, it all depends on the make and model of your car. Opening new cars is much more difficult as they use more modern automatic central locks and advanced security systems. Nevertheless, it is possible to open many modern cars.

At the very least, you should try to open the car yourself, using our tips, before calling professionals who can easily and quickly do it for you. True, for this you will give an average of 2500-4000 rubles.

Method # 1: use a string

To begin, make a loop on the rope, which should be tightened if you pull the ends of the rope in different directions. Grab the ends of the rope in each hand and draw the cord through the corner of the door from above, using a back and forth motion to advance the rope to the inner lock button of the door lock.

Next, throw a loop on the button and, tightening it, pull the rope up to unlock the car door.

However, please note that such a life hack will not help if the door lock button in your car is recessed into the door trim, since you cannot put a loop on the button. Also, this method is not useful if the door lock button is located on the inner side of the door (for example, next to the door handle).

Method number 2: use a wedge and a long wire

In order to gain partial access to the interior of a locked car, you can try to raise the upper part of the door. To do this, you can use a wooden / plastic wedge or use an air wedge (pneumocline) and a long wire, which, when you move the door, you need to get to the door lock button. If you use a wooden wedge, then in order not to damage the door, put on a rubber glove for cleaning.

But it is most convenient to do this with a pneumocline, which is similar to a cuff from an apparatus for measuring blood pressure. Pneumocline is a pillow with a pear, with which the pillow expands under pressure. This air wedge belongs to a professional locksmith's car tool. In Russia, unfortunately, its cost is rather big. But, for example, on AliExpress such a pneumocline can be bought for 300 rubles. We advise you to purchase a similar thing and store it at home. Believe me, this wedge will really give you access to the salon.

With regards to the wire, which you can pry the door lock button on, it is advisable to wrap it with electrical tape so as not to damage the door and interior panels. But ideally, it is better to use a plastic rod or plate.

The advantage of this method over the drawstring is that this method can really help unlock the locked door even in those machines where the door lock button is located next to the inner door handle.

Method number 3: use a strip of plastic

If in your locked car the lock button is not on the side of the door, you can use a plastic strip instead of a rope, which makes opening the door much easier than using a shoe lanyard. To do this, take a piece of soft plastic and, pushing the upper part of the door (using a wedge or pneumocline) of the machine, insert the plastic tape into the machine. Next, try to hook the door lock button and pull it up.

Method number 4: use a hanger

One of the most common ways to open a keyless door in a car without a key is to use a wire from which the hangers are made, which we are given when we pick up clothes from dry cleaning. However, note that this method only works on cars where there is no central lock, mainly on older cars. The principle of opening the machine with the help of a hanger is as follows:

Take the hanger and straighten it with pliers, making a long wire, on one side of which there should be a hook, which you must pass between the glass and the rubber seal.

Your task is to lower the wire to the door locking mechanism. Here, however, you need to guess the place where this mechanism passes inside the door. Usually this is about 5 cm lower from the bottom of the door frame and next to the inside door handle. To know exactly where the mechanism is, search the Internet for a diagram of the door lock and locking system. Keep in mind that the location of this mechanism differs depending on the make and model of the car.

Turn the hanger until the hook is inward and catch the levers of the locking mechanism, which is not always easy to find. As soon as you feel that you have found the mechanism, pull up and the car door will open.

Again, this hanger trick only works on certain locking mechanisms, usually on older cars, so this will most likely not work on cars of newer models. Для более новых автомобилей вы все еще можете использовать вешалку, но вам нужно будет вставить ее между дверью и остальной частью машины (как в методе № 2), чтобы разблокировать дверь изнутри.

Метод № 5: используйте антенну

On older cars with an external handle of a certain style, as in the screenshot above, you can open the door from the outside using only the antenna of your car.

Just unscrew the antenna, carefully pass it through the inside of the door handle and move it until the lock starts to sway. As soon as you see that the door lock button starts to sway from your antenna movements, push it forward and the door will open.

Method number 6: use a wiper

Is it possible to open a locked car door without witchcraft over door locking mechanisms if, for example, the glass in the door is ajar? It turns out you can. But how? Everything is simple. If your car is equipped with a power window control unit, which are located, as in the video, you can get to the driver’s window button with a wiper blade. Here's how to do it:

Basically, you can use almost anything that can reach the car window control unit. But if you are in a hurry and you have nothing to reach the power window button, it is best to use a wiper.

What if you were unable to open the locked car door?

Have you tried all of the methods above? Or have you tried other life hacks to open the car door? Share with us in the comments below.

If none of these methods has helped you, you can always use the services of masters who are involved in opening cars. True, keep in mind that their services are expensive. Also note that you must have documents in your hands confirming that the car you are opening belongs to you legally. Otherwise, the master will not open the car. But you will still be required to pay for the call.

If the next time you don’t want to be left without keys with a closed car, always keep the second set of house keys.

We make a key from a rope

If there is no wire at hand - it does not matter. There is another way to open the car if the key is inside. For this we need a piece of rope. But immediately note that this method is only suitable for those cars in which the door button has a small ledge. So what do we need to do? First you need to find a tool (something like a scapula or wedge) that will allow you to bend the door frame at a small angle.

It is advisable to put some soft cloth under this tool so as not to scratch the paintwork of the door. The gap between the upper edge of the corner of the door and the body should be about one or two centimeters. We make a small knot at the end of the rope and pull it into the salon. The diameter of the node should be slightly larger than the button itself. We grab the last edge of the last and pull the rope up. The button should open our door. This method is also simple and does not require much time.

By the way, experienced motorists advise using fishing line instead of rope. It is very thin, which will quickly push it into the cabin, and at the same time durable - it will open even frozen traction.

We open the central lock on foreign cars

The security system on most foreign cars is arranged as follows: when you press the handle from the inside, the door unlocks for the first time, and when it is opened, it opens. But the trouble is that the shape of the traction button does not allow the use of a rope, fishing line or other tool wrapping around the end of an element. How to open the car if the key is inside? To do this, we need a wire one and a half to two meters long. It is important to make a hook at its end. It is needed in order to hook the door handle in the cabin. The thickness of the wire should be the same as in the first method - not too thick, but also not soft, so that the shape is not damaged during passage through the seal.

How to open the car if the key is inside? So, we take in hands a mounting blade, wrapped in rags, and bend the door part. Next, we push our device inside the cabin. We determine the location of the door handle and hook on it. It will be easier if it is located on the passenger side (and not below us, on the driver's side). Next, pull the wire onto yourself alternately two times. Everything, the door will be open. But this method can only be used if a smart central lock is installed in your car. Non-standard Chinese counterparts installed in the car will not work this way.

Radical way

There is another method of how to open the car if the key is inside. But it should be used only in extreme cases. The method involves drilling a door lock larva. To do this, you need a drill with a drill of a suitable diameter. Having broken the lock cylinder, you can freely enter the passenger compartment. But the trouble is that after such an operation, you need to change the locks in all the doors.

Usually car thieves use this method, but instead of a drill they use a powerful slotted screwdriver. It will also be suitable for emergency unlocking of car doors.

Conclusion

So, we figured out how to open the car if the key is inside. As you can see, there are many ways out of this situation. And so that the problem does not take you by surprise, make a second set of keys in advance. It may not be useful to you. But you will be calm that in the event of a similar situation, getting out of it will be extremely simple. With the second set of keys you do not need to rack your brains over the search for a piece of wire, rope and bend the edge of the door barbarously.

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