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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?
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    got any spare trunk keys around? Maybe go through the fold down seats?
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    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.
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    hopefully josh will chime in, I believe he used a stock non-power antenna to get into a car once
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    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.
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    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?
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    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 at 12:29 PM.
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    kick the back window out like a crasy person thats what id do LOL did

    Last edited by bagged; 11-01-2007 at 12:49 PM.
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    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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    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
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