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Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? #5380322 03/19/20 12:11 PM
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Should have checked first, but, I parked it such that the drivers side is inches from the side of a building so there would be more room on the other side, and then crawled out the passenger door. Also removed the battery and locked it up. Now I see there is no place to stick the key in to open a door. Not even on the tailgate. Does a slim jim work on these models? I'll probably have to drag it 5 feet forward so I can get to the drivers door. At least it's parked on grass and dirt.

Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: atikovi] #5380323 03/19/20 12:15 PM
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slim jim should work; although I have mostly seen people us a miniature air bag to pry the door open enough to get a hook inside the car itself. do you have a motor club? they have a few tools to get into the car.


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Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: atikovi] #5380326 03/19/20 12:18 PM
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Our 04 Tahoe only has 1 door lock.


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Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: atikovi] #5380332 03/19/20 12:24 PM
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If the starter can be reached from underneath, hook up a jump start pack to the battery terminal on the starter and ground. This should power up the electrical system and let you use the electric locks.

Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: atikovi] #5380335 03/19/20 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
When did car makers go to 1 door lock?

My 18 year old car has only 1 door lock, so a while ago.


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Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: atikovi] #5380338 03/19/20 12:30 PM
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crawl on top of the car, and reach your hand down to the driver lock from the top.


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Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: Quattro Pete] #5380350 03/19/20 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Quattro Pete
Originally Posted by atikovi
When did car makers go to 1 door lock?

My 18 year old car has only 1 door lock, so a while ago.


Pete, you got me beat. My 17 year old car has only one door lock.

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Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: DriveHard] #5380362 03/19/20 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by DriveHard
crawl on top of the car, and reach your hand down to the driver lock from the top.


What would that do?

Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: atikovi] #5380369 03/19/20 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by atikovi
Originally Posted by DriveHard
crawl on top of the car, and reach your hand down to the driver lock from the top.


What would that do?


Allow you to stick the key in the door and unlock it.

But since you removed the battery, it might not matter.

If you unlock the driver’s door, can you get to the hood release to be able to install the battery?


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Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: atikovi] #5380374 03/19/20 12:57 PM
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I could swing the door out maybe 6 inches. Not enough to reach the hood release.

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But with six inches of access you could find something to use to reach the release. Crowbar first example?


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Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: atikovi] #5380380 03/19/20 01:04 PM
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let us know the solution,
dragging is maybe the answer


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Re: Can't get into my Saturn Vue. When did car makers go to 1 door lock? [Re: atikovi] #5380384 03/19/20 01:09 PM
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is this a GM thing?
my 2019 toyota has no "map pocket" on the back of the drivers seat, not an issue, but droping the pass door lock -- I dont like that

let us know how it ends
use fork lift to move the car?


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Originally Posted by atikovi
I could swing the door out maybe 6 inches. Not enough to reach the hood release.


Doesn't every mechanic have one of these to reach in and pull the release? I have used mine for all sorts of crazy stuff.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/General-Tools-Instruments-Lighted-Mechanical-Pick-Up/3139045


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Get a rolling floor jack, place it in the center of the rear axle, perpendicular to the car, jack up car. Pull to rotate rear of the car away from wall.

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