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Locked the only set of keys in 2012 ford focus, way too many

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Locked the only set of keys in 2012 ford focus
JA: How many miles are on the car? Has this ever happened before?
Customer: way too many for warranty
JA: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: We are trying to use a slim jim
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: https://www.facebook.com/ThompsonHorseLot/videno
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Ford
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 month ago.

Below is the kit you will need to unlock the door. It is a long rod with a handle on one end a hook on the other. It also comes with a bladder that is used at the top rear corner of the door by the window to slightly push the top of the door out to allow the rod to reach into the vehicle to grab the inside release handle or the power door lock switch.

http://www.galls.com/bigeasy-glo-lockout-tool-kit?PMSRCE=GAPLA&gclid=Cj0KCQjwub7NBRDJARIsAP7wlT-77ERHxrMPzDKnh6MWf05tWac2aV6NKWlgD8qew7utsz4HgJUu7k8aAuKXEALw_wcB

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
We don't have access to that tool.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Are you there?
Expert:  A. Penland replied 1 month ago.

A slim jim will not work on your 2012 Focus. Ford has a lock bar set up on the door latch to prevent unlocking the door with a slim jim. The only other option is to use a coat hanger stretched out and untwisted at the hook end to reach in and hit the door lock switch or grab the inside door handle. Otherwise, you will need to call a lock smith to open the door.

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 month ago.

Hello. Do you still need to get into your Focus?

Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 month ago.

If you do and do not have access to the lockout tool, you can find anything that is wedge shaped and put it in between the door and the body on the top of the door to wedge the two apart. A wood wedge works good. That you can find something you can reach in between the body and door to either push the door lock button or try and pull out the interior door handle.

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Expert:  EricFromCT replied 1 month ago.

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