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Old 05-30-2010, 04:14 PM
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Left keys in truck can I get into rear window

I am not sure if this is appropriate but I left my only set of keys in the truck. We jsut realized it last week and I was going down to the dealer on Tuesday to get another one.
Before I go through the hassle of getting lockout service in, I was wondering if anyone has a simple way of getting in through the back sliding window without breaking it. I used to do it before I got smarter but just cant figure it out now.

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Old 05-30-2010, 06:22 PM
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I cannot get into the rear window of my 01. I have found slim jiming the door works best. I can get in about 2 to 5 minutes. There is plate over the locking mechanism but when you find the right angle and push down the door unlocks. I tried coat hangers before and they work ok but the window seal is pretty tight and tough to get much leverage on the wire.
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:24 PM
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Unless the rules have changed your local Ford dealer should be able to cut you a non-pats key (good for getting the door open) as long as your VIN shows up in the key code section of fmcdealer.com.
You will need to bring proof of ownership, preferably the title that shows the VIN and your name as well as a photo ID, think drivers license.
The non-pats key should cost very little and might come in handy should this happen again.
Call your local Ford parts department and verify that they can or can't help.
Don't know about the rear window .....

Or as mentioned you might get a coat hanger, and try to push the unlock button
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:53 PM
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If it's a sliding rear window... just get a flat tip screwdriver and pry the lever away. It works GREAT on my 98. Yes, the same one that leaked from the factory.
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I can break into my back window with one of the following:
Flat head screwdriver
Coat hanger
FM radio antenna

Anything along those lines should work. Shimmying on through there once its open can be the next challenge
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Old 05-31-2010, 01:43 PM
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My truck must have after market back window. The locking mechanism is simular to the side windows on my ext cab rear doors. You have to squeeze the tabs and pull. There is no way to open it from the outside.

Not for this truck but a few years ago a friend tried to get a replacement key for his 95 Ford and the dealer told him anything older than 5 years Ford will no longer make keys from the VIN. Not sure if this was laziness or true.

I made a sheetmetal slim jim I hide in the front bumper and it works.
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Got in using screw driver just took longer than usual..thanks...my son did the shimmying in

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