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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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I have a 1998 Toyota Avalon and locked my keys in the car.

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I have a 1998 Toyota Avalon and locked my keys in the car. is their a home remedy to getting the door open without calling a locksmith
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

unfortunately there is not another way other then a lock smith.

there is no access from outside

i m sorry i know that is not what you want to hear

i mean you can try a clothe hanger wire and try to unlock driver door handle thru the window trim, but with out proper tools , you will scratch the paint and do damage i dont suggest it


Customer: replied 11 months ago.
thanks Chad, I wondered if taking the Vin to dealer if they would make a key cheaper than the locksmith... if dealer kept info on such an old car
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 11 months ago.

no it will be more expensive . i think around 100 or 125

do u have AAA road service, insurance road service they do it for free , here in south carolina we have a pop a lock service company , they come out unlock the car for $39.99