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I'm locked out of my 1996 ford cobra. any ideas on how to…

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I'm locked out of...

I'm locked out of my 1996 ford cobra. any ideas on how to unlock it without a locksmith?

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Has this ever happened before?

Just bought the car last week and this is the first time I have locked myself out. 135k

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '96 Ford?

Like cobra svt?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?

Haven't tried anything yet, pearl, going to try a slim jim first.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No, I just need some ideas to try to get in the car.

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Ford Mechanic: Ron, ASE Certified Technician replied 1 month ago

One way I have gotten into mine is to take a soft cloth to protect the paint and a large screwdriver wrapped in the cloth and insert it at the top of the door and gently pry the door open at the top. Then take a cloth hanger and come in over the top of the door and hit the door unlock switch. Its a bit tricky to get the right bend on the hanger but doable.

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