How do you open a Toyota car door without a key?

I lost my car key but I have some medication inside my Camry that I really need. How do you get into a Toyota without a key?

Answer
Oh, no! Losing your keys is always stressful. Fortunately, you can open a Toyota car door with a coathanger!
Note that you risk damaging your vehicle, so it’s better to call a locksmith if you can afford it. But if you still want to open your vehicle yourself, try this:
  • Insert a flathead screwdriver wrapped in a towel or a small wedge into the crack between the door and the frame on the front driver’s side of your Camry.
  • Use the screwdriver to pry the door slightly open. Be very careful as you do this so that you don’t accidentally damage the locking mechanism on your car or the frame itself.
  • Use another screwdriver or wedge to hold the door open.
  • Insert a wire coathanger (or another long, stiff wire) into the crack between the door and the frame.
  • Press the unlock button inside of your car with the coathanger.
  • Carefully remove the coathanger, then remove the wedges before opening the door.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Jan 10, 2022
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