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Old 11-03-2008, 09:15 AM   #1
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slim jimming a focus?

so yesterday i was on my way to a friends house to go tailgating and go to the bears game and right as i got there i got out of my car and locked the doors and poped the trunk and put my keys in my back pack in the trunk , someone called my name and i turned around to see who it was and as i did the wind blew my trunk shut. oh sh-t!!!!! my keys and everything else was in there, so no big deal . i called a cop to come over and slim jim my car and needless to say he said he has had atleast 20 focuses with the keys in them and he was never able to get them out. at that point i was thinking thats cool as hell , nobody can slim jim my door, but then i thought so how the hell do i get my keys. AAA came out and got it open with there method of pfying the door open with air and sticking a pole ing and grabing the door handle. allgood now . so has anybody ever had there door slimjimed? and tell your storie.


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Old 11-03-2008, 09:28 AM   #2
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never had the focus slim jimmed tried it once on a lockout but wasent able to gain access got the big e out and air pump got the door cracked a little bent the rod to the desired needs and hit the unlock button. a slimjim is mainly used to open cars that dont have power windows were the other tecneak will not work
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:32 AM   #3
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the way the focus lock system is, its near impossible to slim jim it, i cant remember how but i remember seeing a thread about this years ago, and its all in the design of the system.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:42 AM   #4
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I locked both sets of keys in mine the first night I had it. I ended up prying the window out a little bit and using a long stick to hit the unlock button. And it was running at the time.
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the way the focus lock system is, its near impossible to slim jim it, i cant remember how but i remember seeing a thread about this years ago, and its all in the design of the system.
becuase it is a calbe system, not a rod system

also why doing door actuators are very difficult on the focus

the ONLY way i have seen is by prying the door open and pressing the unlock button, or tapping the lock to the unlock position
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have you guys ever heard that let say you have two remote unlock buttons and you lock one set in your car by accident and say the other one is at home.
that if you call your home and hopefully somebody is there, and have whomever is home press the unlock button into the phone the radio frequency will travel through the phone to you, and unlock your car....

i mean at first it sounds kinda far fetched but on the other hand i could kinda see it happening, i have yet to test it, but i really want to
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:17 AM   #7
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have you guys ever heard that let say you have two remote unlock buttons and you lock one set in your car by accident and say the other one is at home.
that if you call your home and hopefully somebody is there, and have whomever is home press the unlock button into the phone the radio frequency will travel through the phone to you, and unlock your car....

i mean at first it sounds kinda far fetched but on the other hand i could kinda see it happening, i have yet to test it, but i really want to
thats fu-king crazy, holy sh-t. im going to give i try when i get home tonight .
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have you guys ever heard that let say you have two remote unlock buttons and you lock one set in your car by accident and say the other one is at home.
that if you call your home and hopefully somebody is there, and have whomever is home press the unlock button into the phone the radio frequency will travel through the phone to you, and unlock your car....

i mean at first it sounds kinda far fetched but on the other hand i could kinda see it happening, i have yet to test it, but i really want to
i think you would have better luck with this!
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:36 AM   #9
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I have twice

First, my girlfriends neighbor did it for me, i locked the keys in the car b4 we went to a dance.

Second, AAA had to come

Both times took FOREVER, good thing the doors are hard to break into!
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AAA came out and got it open with there method of pfying the door open with air and sticking a pole ing and grabing the door handle.

That's how the locksmith got my door open too. This happened the first day I had my Focus. I only got one key and one fob when I bought the car. I started the car, and then realized that I forgot someting inside mt apartment. So I got out, leaving the car running, and locked it. I had my fob wih me, but didn't know that it won't unlock the door while the car is running! (It's stupid that Ford set it up that way!) So I called Ford Roadside Assistance, and they sent a locksmith.

That afternoon, I was reading my owner's manual and found out that I was supposed to get two keys and two fobs with the car. I went back to the dealership and asked where my other key and fob was. They went to get it, but could not find it. So they cut me a new key and gave me another fob, no charge. The next day, they called and said they found my key and fob. So now I have three keys and three fobs.
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