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Experience:  GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
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LOCKED MY KEYS IN MY ESCALADE WITH IT RUNNING-ONSTAR

Customer Question

LOCKED MY KEYS IN MY ESCALADE WITH IT RUNNING-ONSTAR SUBSCRIPTION IS EXPIRED-NEED A HOME REMEDY
TO EITHER REACH THE UNLOCK BUTTON OR THE ONSTAR BUTTON TO REESTABLISH A CONNECTION WITH THEM
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  Gm Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

Hi there, There is a way using a coat hanger. IT needs a small hook on the end with a SHARP edge. Then you can fish it in the door gap when pulling out the top of the door a bit. Then push the hook into the manual lever. The edge of the cut hook end will grab the plastic and you can lift up on it.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Where is the easiest place to pull the top of the door out, the corner or...?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what size hook is a small hook? like the circumference of a dime? a nickel?
Expert:  Gm Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

Top rear of the door. The door will be stiff and you will need to tweak the door back after but it will work. Size of a fish hook or so. Its not the actual hook shape the the sharp point that you dig into the plastic to pull up.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok-will try...can I just leave this connection open while we try this?
Expert:  Gm Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

you can, yes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
SWEEEEEEET! done-can't thank you enough AND I'm on a massive high for getting a coat hanger to work in front of my heckling husband!
Expert:  Gm Tech (Cam) replied 1 year ago.

You are most welcome. Sorry for this delay, I am working on the ambulance today and we had a call.