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How To : Unlock a Car Without a Key

How many times have you locked your key inside your car and had to pay those outrageous locksmith fees? Ever worked for an hour or sometimes longer trying to coax a coat hanger in through a window, all the while wishing there was an easier way to unlock your car door? Well, th ...more

How To : Unlock a Car When the Keys Are Locked Inside

In these auto lockout emergency videos, learn what to do when you've locked your keys in the car—aside from calling a locksmith. See how to use special tools, usually readily available to the public, to unlock your car free of charge. Don't Miss: 6 Easy DIY Ways to Open Your ...more

How To : Start a car without needing the key

Please only use the information in this video if you have lost your own car key or you are helping out a friend who has lost theirs! If you need to start a car without the key, this tutorial shows you how to find the wires in the steering column to find the eight cables undern ...more

How To : Break into Your Car to Retrieve Your Keys

Have you ever locked your keys inside of your car before? I net you have, you've felt the frustration, you've felt the pain, but don't pull out that cell phone just yet... you don't need a locksmith. This video tutorial will show you step-by-step, how to break into your car t ...more

News : Unlock Your Car with a Slim Jim or Coat Hanger

"After driving onto frozen river, man locks keys in car, engine melts ice." - Detroit Free Press. Avoid such a fate. Here is the secret on getting back into your car. All you need is a police-issue slim jim or a wire clothes hanger. The former takes little finagling. It's mad ...more

How To : Pair your bluetooth phone to Ford SYNC

Sometimes pairing your mobile phone with your car is a difficult and unwritten chore to accomplish. But now with Ford's new SYNC system, you can easily pair your cell phone. It's as easy as pressing the Phone button. Let it search for already stored bluetooth devices, and if n ...more

How To : Unlock a Car Door with a Clothes Hanger

This video shows you how to unlock a car door with a hanger but warns it isn't easy and may take some practice. First you will need a hanger as long as your arm, then insert the hanger in the hole on the left side of the window. Try to feel around and find the pin inside the h ...more

How To : Pass a California DMV driving test

California Department of Motor Vehicles wants YOU to pass your driving test. In this video tutorial series examiners from the CA DMV tell you the top ten reasons drivers fail the CA driving test and give you techniques and tips on how to avoid these pitfalls during your behind ...more

How To : Retrieve Keys Locked in a Car

In this 15-part video guide, you'll learn how to retrieve keys locked inside a car, use tools to unlock a car without a key, and prevent car theft, taught by an expert locksmith. Don't Miss: 15 Ways to Open a Locked House/Car Door Without a Key Don't Miss: 6 Easy DIY Ways to ...more

How To : Pair a phone through Bluetooth with a 2010 Prius

Learn how to pair a phone through Bluetooth with a 2010 Prius in simple steps. 1. You can connect your phone to the vehicle through Bluetooth without using any wires. 2. Press the 'Info Phone' button on the right side of the display screen, press 'Phone' now and press 'Yes' wh ...more

How To : Pass a California motorcycle skills test

Safe motorcycle riding requires knowledge and skill. Testing two-wheel vehicle operators is the best measurement of the skills necessary to operate safely in traffic because people often overestimate their own abilities. To obtain your license, you must pass a knowledge test a ...more

How To : Open the gas door & cap in a 2010 Prius

Learn how to open the gas door and cap in a 2010 Toyota Prius in simple steps. Locate the remote fuel filler door which can be found on the floor next to the driver seat. Pull the lever up to open the fuel filler door. Remove the cap by turning it slowly counter clockwise and ...more

How To : Use the smart key for the 2010 Toyota Prius

In this video, we learn how to use the smart key for the 2010 Prius. You can use this just like any other keyless entry system. Press the lock button to lock the doors and the unlock button to unlock the doors. When you press unlock once it unlocks the drivers door, if you pre ...more

How To : Operate the windshield wipers in a 2010 Prius

Toyota USA provides this quick video guide to show you how to use the windshield wipers in the 2010 Prius. If you want to control the wipers and washers, take the following steps: To operate the wipers, move the right hand stalk up for a single wipe, or move it down to activat ...more

How To : Handle it when your car stalls

Have a small fear that your car might stall and you'll have a freak out? Stay calm. If you are driving down the road and your car suddenly dies, you need to know how to avoid a crash. What you will need: • A car with a manual transmission • A cool head Step 1: Don’t panic ...more

How To : Enter Address in Hyundai Tucson Navigation System

How to enter address in navigation system (infotainment) in Hyundai Tucson (2015 – 2016 model, formerly known as ix35) in depth »how to« video. Video: . For your current position press MAP Than press NAV to enter an address Select Address on the screen Enter address by choosi ...more

How To : Change temperature settings in a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this video, we learn how to change the temperature settings in a 2010 Prius. All the climate controls are on the center console. The steering wheel can also help you change the temperature control. Press the green switch first then you will be able to set the temperature th ...more

How To : Use downhill assist on the 2010 Toyota 4Runner

The 2010 Toyota 4Runner comes with several features – one of which is Downhill Assist Control or DAC. When the driver turns the DAC feature on by simply pressing a button, it will help the car as it descends along slippery and/or steep slopes. When DAC is activated, a green ic ...more

How To : Use a master lock universal trailer coupler lock

The Master Lock universal trailer coupler lock is a simple device really, the key locks and unlocks it, when you unlock it the slide comes out where the ball would be in the coupler. When you want to lock back on to the coupler you push it back as far as you can and turn the k ...more

How To : Use turn-by-turn navigation with Ford SYNC

Turn-by-turn navigation is easy with Ford's new SYNC system. Cities, businesses, your favorite places - name your destination and SYNC returns with your turn-by-turn directions. To add your favorite locations, you simply need to visit your owner account online, then you're rea ...more

How To : Load a CD in a 2010 Prius

This is an easy guide on how to load a CD in a 2010 Toyota Prius. On units with standard audio system, insert CD into the slot to load. Press eject button on the left to eject. On units with JBL audio systems, press the load button in the right hand side and wait for the light ...more

How To : Customize your Ford SYNC online user account

Customizing your user account online for Ford's new SYNC system is a cinch. Simply go to the website and customize news and sports, vehicle health reports, and your personal favorites. You can even start out by adding your favorite destinations for turn-by-turn directions late ...more

How To : Maintain your RV furnace

Watch this quick RV tutorial video to find out how to maintain or repair your furnace. All of the items shown are simple steps you can do yourself. Some motor homes have two furnaces and some have one. They should be located on one of the sides of the unit. In the shape of a m ...more

How To : Remotely access the a/c in a 2010 Prius

Prius models that are equipped with tilt-slide moon roof have a remote control button on their smart keys for the remote air-conditioning system. Before leaving the vehicle, make sure the headlights are switched off or set to auto. All windows are closed and check the temperat ...more

How To : Set the onboard clock in a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to set the onboard clock in a 2010 Prius. To the left of the audio system are the clock buttons. To set this, press repeatedly or press and hold the "h" or "m" button to change the hours or minutes. Then, you will be able to set the correct time. ...more

How To : Adjust the interior lights in a 2010 Prius

In this video, we learn how to adjust the interior lights in a 2010 Prius. To adjust the intensity of lights, rotate the thumb wheel that is left to the steering wheel. Rotating up increases the intensity of the lights. Rotating downwards dims the instrument panel lights. Ther ...more

How To : Start the 2010 Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to start the 2010 Toyota Prius. First, get in the car and make sure you are buckled up and have your keys with you. After this tap on the brakes and then simply turn the car on by pressing the power button. After you do this, the car will start t ...more

How To : Remove the gas cap on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner has a manual fuel filler door. To gain access the gas cap open the door. When open the gas cap, turn it counter clockwise slowly. Then pause a few second before remove the cap. You can hang the cap on the back of filler door. The video also advises that Toyo ...more

How To : Drive a manual transmission car or truck

Need to know how to drive a stick shift and have no time to learn? Simple, watch this quick automotive video tutorial to learn how to drive a manual transmission with ease. You will of course learn how to start the car, the clutch pedal, the brake pedal, the gas pedal, the tr ...more

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