If you have a Toyota 4Runner and need to get in, you might be wondering how to slim jim a door. This is a simple process and is not difficult at all.
Basically, you take a metal bar (typically string steel) and wedge it between the door window and weather stripping. Then you push or pull the door back and use the metal bar to unlock the door. If you can’t manage this, you can try to open the doors manually.
To start, remove the lock cylinder and the linkage rod. This will make it easier to get into the car.
Now, use the same process to install the slim jim in the passenger door. It’s more secure since the linkage rods won’t come off.
You should make sure to remove all the keys before trying to slim jim. After that, replace the lock cylinder.
Using the slim jim will unlock the door for you. When you open the door, you need to push the keyhole with the slim jim.
When you press the button, you’ll hear a click, and the doors will open.
If you have trouble opening the door, you’ll have to use the pump up tool to help you. After you’re done, you’ll be ready to start the process.
Do Slim Jims work on newer cars?
A slim Jim can open all types of vehicles, but it only works on cars with post-locks. These locks are upright and are depressed to lock and pulled up to unlock.
This tool requires extensive training to properly position the keyhole for maximum impact. Otherwise, the jigsaw will destroy the door locking mechanism and risk damaging other car parts, including the window glass. For this reason, most people purchase a magnetic hide a key instead of a slim Joe.
Some older vehicles may have automatic doors, which are unlocked by a slim Jim. Electric locks require a key to operate. The slim Jim is designed to work on cars with manual locks. Newer cars with power locks may not be able to unlock them with the tool. So, if you own a newer car with automatic doors, you may need to invest in another product.
To unlock a door with an automatic lock, use a Slim Jim tool. You can get the tool at a local hardware store or online. The device is easy to use, but you should use a screwdriver to remove the door lock from the door. If you are not confident in your car’s security, you should consider a professional. Using a professional is always a better idea.