Very few vehicles made in the last 10 years or so can be opened with a
slim jim. As for side airbags causing slim jims to be "launched" see for
yourself and make up your own mind:
There are no stupid questions, but there are lots of stupid answers.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore Maryland - lwasserm(a)sdf. lonestar. org
I read what you post here and in other newsgroups...
You really don't know as much about locks as you
think you do...
That isn't *just**my* opinion Chris, there are others
who used to actually post on alt.locksmithing that
agree with the statement that you aren't very good
The fact that your business has so many aspects
to it and that you are doing so many different kinds
of jobs really serves to back that statement up by
your own actions... If you were a good locksmith
there would be no need to do anything but that type
Then when you factor in your idea of what constitutes
a "joke" and what doesn't, it makes people wonder
if you aren't accessing usenet during your library
time at the mental facility...
What exactly is that supposed to mean?
For years some auto manufacturers have covered the locking mechanism
with a plastic cover. But, that doesn't mean that you can't open the
door with a slim jim.
Can you provide a list of the "many newer" cars that have side impact
bags inside of the front doors? Cause, I'm wondering if I got ripped
off, since my '08 and '10 vehicles don't have them.
Around here, the dealers don't care to pay for the special machine, and
to keep a trained operator. They job the chipped-key work out to the one
real locksmith left in town, who does have the machine. Dealer gave me
the secret number, and pointed me to the locksmith. I got two of the
normal-sized keys, since the one chipped key that came with car was one
of those huge things with the buttons, and the ring loop in wrong spot,
so no male can keep it on a ring in pants pocket without it constantly
jabbing him. What idiot thought that thing up? And I can't even get a
normal separate fob for the car (05 Caravan), and only key holes are
driver door and tailgate. I just leave it unlocked most of the time,
unless I am in a real crappy area. The stuff in the car is cheaper to
replace than the window glass anyway.
What year did Oldsmobile and other companies begin putting black plastic on car ignition keys. I have a mystery key I am trying to identify. I think it might be too old to have a chip in it....unless they all had a chip from the beginning.
Not sure about the black plastic. If memory
serves, some time in the early eighties.
In 1986, they put resistor pellet (not a chip)
in some of the GM models, Trans Am and Corvette.
In later years, they put resistor pellet in
keys for other models of vehicle.
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