Tag: locks

13 Posts

Jan 17, 2017

Cold Temperatures Freeze out a Hyundai Owner

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When the temperatures plunge, David can't unlock his Hyundai using the remote. Moisture and shrinking wires could be the culprit.

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Toyota Corolla trunk won't open
Jun 03, 2014

Today: The Broken Trunk Latch

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Eric's brother can't get the trunk on his 2007 Toyota Corolla to open. They've tried opening it from the inside, but to no avail. Tom and Ray say they might have been missing two key elements for successful car repair. Find out what those are, and what Eric should do next, right here.


How to replace the key remote battery for a Jetta
Jan 02, 2014

Today: How to Replace Battery in Key Remote

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The battery is dead in DeWayne's key remote and he wants to replace it himself. Can he do this without messing up the programming? Tom and Ray say while some people have to go to the dealer for this type of thing,(for example, Ray, after he took his key remote for a nice swim in the Atlantic last summer), DeWayne can definitely do this himself. Step-by-step instructions, right here. 


Saab driver side door won't unlock
Feb 07, 2012

Today: The Saab that Locked Itself

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John's dad is locked out of his Saab thanks to a faulty part. With Saab in bankruptcy, will he ever be able to get back in?

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Are locked car doos safer
Sep 01, 2011

Today: How do locked doors help during a crash?

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I observed in a recent VW commercial that the car has a feature that automatically unlocks the doors at the time of a collision I was always taught that locked doors make the car structurally stronger Why would a manufacturer...

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Aug 01, 2007

How did someone steal Carolina's car, without the slightest damage? Find out how it was done.

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My 1994 Honda Civic was recently recovered after it had been stolen about a month ago. My family and I are pretty perplexed as to how it got stolen. No windows were broken, the car was locked and the ignition switch...

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tricks for getting slivers of wood out of a car door lock
Nov 01, 2005

Any suggestions for a DIY locksmith?

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I was trying to get into my dad's car, which was locked, and I didn't have the key. My younger brother told me to pick the lock. So I put a piece of wood in the lock, and it broke...

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Nov 01, 2000

Should I lock the doors while I'm driving?

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Perhaps you two can settle an argument I've been having with my mother for years Is it absolutely necessary to lock my car doors while I'm driving She grew up in the s and ' s and she says that...

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Oct 01, 1994

Is it paranoid to keep doors locked while driving?

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I'm hoping you can settle a disagreement My fiancee thinks I am being excessively paranoid for wanting the car doors locked while driving I say that with car-jackings and random stop light robberies occuring in all major cities locking the...

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