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Unread 01-26-2005, 08:25 PM   #1
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I made a boo boo yesterday. I just had my dvd (roof) player installed and took it to the carwash to get all the dust and such off of it...I left it running to towel it off and somehow the doors locked on me. Is there a way to get in a 96 jgc without the use of a coathanger and or breaking the glass. Please don't say go home and grab the spare keys...for the house key was in the jeep too. I had a duplicate made and hid it on the jeep but was just wondering if there were any tricks.

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Unread 01-26-2005, 08:52 PM   #2
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Call the cops and they can wedge the window and jimmy it.

Well that depends on where you live, some cops get pissed when they have to go break in a car for someone

That sucks... lol

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Unread 01-26-2005, 09:06 PM   #3
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So it's been at the carwash running since yesterday?

Any locksmith can open it for about $40....ok they can open it for free, but they charge for comming out.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 09:18 PM   #4
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Just wondering. If for some reason you were in a locksmith's parking lot and locked your keys in your car, would they charge you for the 20 feet they had to walk?
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Unread 01-26-2005, 09:20 PM   #5
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Nash,
To my knowledge, there is no trick to allow you to easily enter your locked Jeep. When I was single, I didn't have anybody to call for help (that didn't charge money), so I always carried a spare key in my wallet. That's a habit that continues to this day.

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Unread 01-26-2005, 09:26 PM   #6
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I always carry 2 complete sets of keys for everything, plus a rather complicated plan 'B' which I can never remember.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 10:18 PM   #7
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I have a spare key hidden somewere on the outside ofthe Jeep... but I wont tell you the location (Never can be too safe!)
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Unread 01-27-2005, 01:40 AM   #8
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I have a spare key hidden somewere on the outside ofthe Jeep... but I wont tell you the location (Never can be too safe!)
Same here. Im a little paranoid when it comes to being locked out so I made a copy of my key even though I have a spare remote for my alarm.
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Unread 01-27-2005, 08:39 AM   #9
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Well and the key I have on the outside of the Jeep is NOT a transponder key so it will only get me into the Jeep it will not start it. So if someone where to find that key they could not take the Jeep...
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Unread 01-27-2005, 09:25 AM   #10
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funny story

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I made a boo boo yesterday. I just had my dvd (roof) player installed and took it to the carwash to get all the dust and such off of it...I left it running to towel it off and somehow the doors locked on me. Is there a way to get in a 96 jgc without the use of a coathanger and or breaking the glass. Please don't say go home and grab the spare keys...for the house key was in the jeep too. I had a duplicate made and hid it on the jeep but was just wondering if there were any tricks.
How ever did you get in? with the holdout spare?
I learned the hard way: several years ago my fiance (then) her sister and sis's husband Tommy went on a afternoon hike in the Smokies, we went up the Knotty Fork trail to Thomas Divide. I drove the Ol' Blue SJ and parked at the trailhead. We proceded to climb the trail and after about an hour Tommy came to me and said,"let me have your keys, I have to back to the Jeep, I can't hold it" So, I gave him the keys and he took off down the trail. We then decided we should head back also. About halfway down the trail Tommy came climbing out of a Rhododendron Hell (thick thicket of rhododendron). He sheepishly told us that he couldn't make it all the way and had to dive off the trail and releive himself (#2, very moist). I saw his underpants hanging in a rhododendron 50 feet away. I said, "no harm done, can I have my keys back?" He patted his pockets but no keys. He and his wife dove back into the rhododendron hell and searched for the keys for a half hour, but no luck. Fortunately, I had an extra car and house key in my wallet, but I lost safe depost box key, luggage key, and several padlock keys. We renamed the trail "I Knotty make it" to "Thomas' Decline." I Now carry a full second set of keys (less fob) in case "someone" needs to borrow them. And, I jingle.
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Unread 01-27-2005, 10:01 AM   #11
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I had a duplicate made and hid it on the jeep but was just wondering if there were any tricks.
Was this after this incident? Or was this already on there? Just curious cuz everyone was wondering how you got in, but I took it as that you already had that key on there.

Yeah, I've got one hidden outside the Jeep. My parents know how that can suck, and since I was moving 3 and half hours away to college, they wanted to cover that base. My friend and his girlfriend had to drive about an hour and half back home cuz his mother locked her keys in the car... I guess he had a key???
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Unread 01-27-2005, 10:16 AM   #12
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<snip> My friend and his girlfriend had to drive about an hour and half back home cuz his mother locked her keys in the car... I guess he had a key???

It is not uncommon to give a set of keys to a friend or relative so that if you get stuck across town, you have someone that will bring some keys to you.
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Unread 01-27-2005, 11:27 AM   #13
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To answer all of your q's I did get in. A lady (hot) drove to a jiffy lube and borrowed a coat hanger...I pried the door and low and behold I was able to get the hangar to work. I did have another lady offer to give me a ride to my home to get the spare but the house key was in the jeep; along with my phone and wallet. I have since made 2 spares of both and mounted a magnet key holder somewhere on the rig. I used 2 self tapping screws to insure the magnet box doesn't fall off with bumps. For you out in Michigan...I would never drive all the way out there just to look for your hiding the key spot...so your secret is safe. I had no phone book on me so I wasn't able to call a locksmith and was no where near a phone either....I just had to wait for people to come and wash their cars. I won't be making that mistake again...and if I do I now have 2 back up plans with the spares.
Thanks for the info and not laughing to hard at me.
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Unread 01-27-2005, 11:45 AM   #14
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It's been a while, I wonder if my hidden key is still there...

I did do some pretty rough off roading once and it was still there...
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