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post #1 of 23 Old 04-21-2010, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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locked out of my truck

just picked up my dakota today got it home cleaned it up abit then it started to rain so i locked her up took the keys and went in the house it stoped raining and i went back out to clean again and the damn thing wont unlock the key turns but wont unlock wtf wish they told me this at the dealer got any tips on getting into the truck or why it wont unlock? thanks
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post #2 of 23 Old 04-21-2010, 02:18 AM
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Both door locks are like that?
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Yea the key gose in and turns but wont unlock both sides im thinking theres a key to start it and a key to unlock it cuz thats how my ram is but they only gave me one key
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if you have a rear window, put pressure on it pushing it in towards the inside of the truck while attempting to slide it open to the right, use both hands... takes about 1min to get open, Ive done this a few times after locking my keys in, it doesn't break but it opens... go dodge!

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pretty sure the key that starts it, is the key that unlocks the doors. weird that the key turns in both directions but doesn't engage the lock.
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if you have a rear window, put pressure on it pushing it in towards the inside of the truck while attempting to slide it open to the right, use both hands... takes about 1min to get open, Ive done this a few times after locking my keys in, it doesn't break but it opens... go dodge!
Did the same thing about 3 times LOL...
First time was scarry because i didn't want to break something...
The 2 others times took 10 seconds max

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Did the same thing about 3 times LOL...
First time was scarry because i didn't want to break something...
The 2 others times took 10 seconds max
first time I cut all my fingers cause it opened too fast... and yes its always scary the first time but after that its just too easy

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i try the sliding window thing but im thinking i may have to stick somthing down in there to pop the lock ive done it on a ram before but im just pissed off the dealer didnt say anything about it
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for that to happen, wouldnt both the connecting rods from the lock cylinders to the door latch have to be removed? my buddy just bought a chevy that had that problem. he carfaxed it, it ended up being a theft recovery.

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Key for ignition should be the same key for the doors....I don't know of any Dakota that requires 2 keys....

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Key for ignition should be the same key for the doors....I don't know of any Dakota that requires 2 keys....
a buddy of mine thinks its had a new ignition put in.....when u hit the button for locks only the passenger side door locks n unlocks the drivers dont do anything ill get into it tomorrow im sick of messing with it in the rain thanks for all the help


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i take my antenna off, use the large part where it screws in, and stick it up under the handle and it goes straight to the door lock on my durango and i just push it up and im in my truck in less than 30 seconds lol

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a buddy of mine thinks its had a new ignition put in.....when u hit the button for locks only the passenger side door locks n unlocks the drivers dont do anything ill get into it tomorrow im sick of messing with it in the rain thanks for all the help
Then you have a power lock problem on the driver side and also the connecting rods for both locks for the key are either broken or came out.

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damn.. great tips that I wish I had known before..

I swear, for almost 2 weeks I locked my keys in my truck every other day.. Seriously.. I got in this habit of stepping out of my truck and throwing the keys to the seat while I grabbed something from the back after I had already pressed the lock switch..

I bet I did it 15+ times... No spare key either.. Always had to pry on the top of the door and slide something down to hit the button. Now I am always super paranoid and hardly leave my keys in my truck even at home
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Call the assholes at the dealer and let them deal with it.

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