Video Transcript of How to Use A Lishi 2-In-1 Auto Pick & Decoder:
"This is a Ford door lock. This is a Ford ignition door and trunk two in one pick and we're going to pick this lock and then decode the cuts in the key that would fit this.
So, we can stick that in there, this is our tensioning tool, we'll lift that up out of the way, then we insert the picks all the way to the back. Then we're going to apply tension and then try and find each of these numbers is the wafer location the vertical lines the horizontal lines are the depths of the cut of the key to align those wafers properly in the cylinder to open the lock.
So, now we just this needle here and this needle here are going to indicate if there's a little bit of springiness then we know that that wafer can be moved if there's no springiness then there's either not a wafer there or it's already been picked.
So, it doesn't look like there's a four there we're not getting any springiness there. I'll go to six and we see a little springiness there so we're going to gently push down we got a click. Five. Four. Three. Two, we've got a false set, go back to six. And then we'll decode it. Six looks like a three cut, five looks like a two, four is a three, three is a two cut, two is a two cut, and there's nothing in one.
There we go there's our code. So now we would cut a key to those corresponding depths and it would unlock the door. An ignition has as many as 10 wafers. So we would use six through two that we decoded and then put that into a software program that is subscriber based and then you'll have as many as four or more options as to what those remaining cuts could be to be able to make these existing cuts and the additional three or four cuts correspond to an ignition key that would also turn the ignition. And then the next step after finding that out, is programming the transponder chip in the ignition key to be able to start the car."
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Locked out of car or truck? Frustrating! Your first impulse may be to break a window or get a crowbar (or pickaxe)! Or you could try the old wire coat hanger method (if you can still find one!) The problem is that doing it yourself, either out of frustration or by trying to save a few bucks, rather than calling a professional can end up damaging your vehicle and costing a lot more money in the long run. You can do something as simple as destroying the rubber sealing around your door or window or scratching the paint which may lead to peeling and rust. You could also do more damage by breaking your locks or window motor which will lead to costly repairs.
The most common method to opening locked car doors is called the wedge and reach. These tools, consisting of small airbags and a bendable pole, are the quickest and easiest way to open a locked vehicle door. Airbags are placed in the car door frame, slowly inflated just enough to create a small gap in which the “reacher” tool can be inserted and unlock the door (similar to the old wire coat hanger method.) This method is quick n’ easy and provides the least chance of damaging the vehicle. Care does need to be taken especially on vehicles with frame-less windows as inflating the airbags too much and break the window.
The next method, although not used as often anymore, is the old slim jim. This is the method you see in all the movies and cop TV shows. The slim jim is a long flat piece of metal with a notch at the end that is slid down into the door frame by the window, jiggled around and “pop” the lock opens. There are a few issues with this method and why it’s not used as often… it just doesn’t work on a lot of new car models, you can damage the door lock and window electronics and motors, and also you can damage airbags that are in many doors of newer cars.
The last method is another one that you’ve see in the movies and that is a “jiggler.” You’ve see it in a TV show where a car thief goes up to a car and he has a ring with lot’s of keys on it and he just starts trying each one and jiggling it until he find one that opens the door. Well these jigglers are just generic “keys” for specific makes and models of vehicles. The same types of cars will usually have similar locks and if you try enough standard options and jiggle them around, especially on worn out locks you just may be able to get it open. Way back in the day when I locked myself out of my Chevy Camaro I was able to open my locked door with the keys from my friends Pontiac Firebird because the locks were similar and had been worn down just enough. But, jigglers won’t work in most newer models of vehicles do to better locks, precision laser cut keys and keys with transponder computer chips.
So what are you going to do the next time you’re locked out of your car? Hint: Don’t use a pickaxe! I recommend call a professional! The cost to open a locked car door can vary depending on time of day, availability, and the specific make and model of your vehicle. But give us a call day & night for a quote and ask if we have any special offers!
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