How to Get Your Keys out of a Locked Jeep TJ

by Krista Martin
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Locking your keys in your Jeep TJ is not a good start to the day, but don't fret. There are inexpensive ways to recover the day. Luckily, most Jeep TJs have a soft top, which allows you to easily get the keys from inside without having to call a locksmith. If you've got a hard top, it's a little trickier, but a Slim Jim will do the job.

Step 1

Unzip the side window if the Jeep has a soft top.

Step 2

Use a Slim Jim to open your car door window if you have a hard top. You can do this by taking a wedge and placing it between window and the rubber seal of the Jeep. This will form a gap large enough for the Slim Jim to fit in.

Step 3

Insert the Slim Jim in the gap and locate a thin rod connecting the door handle and locking mechanism.

Step 4

Hook the end of the rod with your hand and pull or push up to rotate and unlock the door.

Step 5

Remove the Slim Jim and the wedge and open the door.

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