Welcome to the home of...

 

In-door lock protection

Jimmi' Jammer™

 

 

 

Home

About Us

Latest News

Contact Us

Gallery of Horrors

Products

Jimmi' Jammer®

PunchPlug™

LockCap™

Gate Keeper®

Plate Keeper™

Light Keeper™

Hood Latch Guard

Top Lite™

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmi' Jammer™
FAQs

This page should help answer many of your questions regarding the Jimmi' Jammer™ in-door lock protection product. Installation tutorials complete with photos are available on our installation and support page, and tech support is FREE via email or phone. Complete model listing may be found on our model selection chart.

The FAQs are categorized by the vehicle type and some general questions are listed first.

General FAQS about the Jimmi' Jammer™ product

Chevy/GMC specific FAQs

Dodge specific FAQs

Ford specific FAQs

Honda/Acura specific FAQs

Read our Disclaimer

Back to Jimmi Jammer product page

General FAQs about the Jimmi' Jammer™

Q: How hard are they to install?
A: Our kits are easy to install. In general, you remove the door trim panel and the plate bolts onto the backside of the door handle using factory handle mounting locations. No cutting or drilling is required for most models! Each kit comes with complete installation instructions and there are several on-line tutorials in our Support section of this web site.

Q: How much do they cost?
A: We sell our products only through authorized dealers who set their own prices, however, most of our Jimmi' Jammer kits will cost between $40 - $75 depending on the model. Installation is extra and will vary by model, but expect to pay up to 1 hour of labor per door at the shop rate for professional installation. Call your local dealer for details on pricing.

Jimmi' Jammer™ FAQs for GM Vehicles (Chevrolet, Cadillac and GMC)

GM Truck FAQs (Silverado, Sierra, Avalanche, Escalade EXT)

Q: Does one package cover two doors?
A: YES. There are two plates (one right and one left) in each package.

Q: On a twin cab truck, do I need plates on the rear passenger doors?
A: Due to the quantity of recent requests, we have designed a plate especially for the rear passenger doors on GM trucks and SUVs. These kits have two plates designed just for the rear passenger doors.
For the rear doors on 2007 New Body Style trucks and SUVs, no kit is available at this time. Please notify us if your vehicle is entered through the rear passenger doors.
For the rear doors on 1999-2006 and 2007 Classic Body trucks or 2000 - 2006 SUVs, order PN 031505.
For the rear doors on 1988 - 98 trucks or 1992 - 99 SUVs, (Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade) order PN 011005.

Q: I would like to replace my front door handles on my 99-06 body style truck/SUV with rear door handles to get rid of the lock altogether. Will it work?
A: Not easily. The mounting studs on the handles are placed slightly differently between front and rear handles. Therefore, to put rear handles on your front doors you would have to do some modifications to the door metal on your truck to accept the rear handle. It is not an easy operation and not really worth the trouble as it would still be possible for a thief to get in anyway by prying the handle away from the door metal to get at the other rods in the door cavity.

Q: My truck only has a key lock on the drivers side, should I install a Jimmi' Jammer™ on the passenger door even though there is no key lock?
A: Yes, install a plate on your passenger door as well. The lock rods on the passenger door may still be accessible to an experienced thief so it is important to block access to them.

Q: Is there a Jimmi' Jammer™ kit for the Avalanche and Cadillac EXT?
A: Yes. The Avalanche and EXT use the same kit as other full size GM trucks, 99 -06. Order PN 031501 or 031502 for front doors and PN 031505 for the rear doors. For 2007 and newer Avalanche or EXT, order PN 031548.

Q: Is there a separate Jimmi' Jammer™ kit for the smaller S-Series trucks?
A: Yes. The S-10/15 trucks have their own design especially for the smaller trucks and SUVs. Order PN 051800.

Q: How long does it take to install the Jimmi' Jammer™ plate?
A: For old body style vehicles (1988-1998) and S-Series vehicles, depending on your familiarity with the door components, installation will take between 20 and 45 minutes per door.

For newer body style vehicles (1999 - 2006 and newer) installation time will be about 30 minutes per door, depending on your familiarity with the door components. Beginners should add about 20 minutes to the above times. Visit our Support section for installation tutorials.

GM SUV FAQs (Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade)

Q: Do I need plates on the rear passenger doors?
A: Due to the quantity of recent requests, we have designed a plate especially for the rear passenger doors on the 99-newer GM trucks and SUVs. These kits have two plates designed just for the rear passenger doors.
For SUVs (Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade) 2000 - 2006, order PN 031505 for rear passenger doors.
For SUVs (Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade) 1992 - 1999, order PN 011005 for rear passenger doors.
For SUVs (Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Escalade) 2007, No rear passenger door kit is available. Please call or email us if your vehicle is jimmied through a rear passenger door.

For cargo doors, see below...

Q: Is there a plate for the rear barn door style cargo door?

---Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon or Escalade vehicles manufactured between 1992 - 1999
A: No. Due to the sheet metal forming inside the rear cargo door, a plate cannot be bolted to the back of the door handle. Since most cargo doors have an electric lock actuator inside the cab, we recommend replacing the cargo door handle with one like the right rear passenger side door handle. This handle doesn't have a lock cylinder, so you will then have to lock and unlock using the electric actuator only. This will require some modification of the lock rods, but it is relatively easy to do and will eliminate the possibility of break in through the cargo door. A good body shop or custom shop could do this for you as well.

---Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon or Escalade vehicles manufactured between 2000 - 2006
A: Lift gate or tailgate style cargo doors are different and a plate is not required.
If your rear cargo door is the barn door style, (two doors that swing open) we now have a plate to fit these vehicles. See PN 031522.

---Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon or Escalade vehicles 2007 and newer
A: We do not currently offer a plate for cargo doors on these vehicles.

Other SUV questions...

Q: My SUV has the tailgate style cargo door, will a plate work there?
A: No. The construction of the tailgate style door is different and does not allow room for a plate. See the answer to the previous question for a recommendation.

Q: Is there a separate Jimmi' Jammer™ kit for the smaller S-Series SUVs?
A: Yes. The S-10/15 SUVs, such as the Blazer, Jimmy and Bravada have their own design especially for the smaller trucks/SUVs. Order PN 051800.

Q: Is there a Jimmi Jammer™ kit available for the Envoy and Trailblazer SUVs?
A: Yes! We now offer a Jimmi' Jammer kit for these vehicles. See PN 051850.

Back to Jimmi Jammer product page Top of page
model selection

Jimmi' Jammer™ FAQs for Dodge Vehicles

Q: Do the 2009- newer RAMs use the same kit as 2002-08?
A: No. For the 1500 series, the handle changed in '09 so the Jimmi' Jammer for older models will not fit. Contact us for details.

Q: Do I need plates on the rear doors of my 2002-08 twin cab truck?
A: Yes! This is a relatively new problem where the thieves are attacking the rear doors. We now offer a Jimmi' Jammer kit for the rear passenger doors on 2002+ 1500 series and 2003+ 2500/3500 series trucks, including the Mega Cab. For the rear passenger doors, order PN 072220.

Q: Do I need plates on the rear doors of my 94-01 1500 series or 94-02 2500/3500 series twin cab truck?
A: Possibly. Although we haven't had many calls regarding the rear doors on these trucks, we have had a few. Some customers have chosen to order two of our standard front door kits and use one set on the rear doors. If you want to do this for the rear passenger doors, order PN 072100. (Fits only the older body style RAMs.)

Q: My truck only has a key lock on the drivers side, should I install a Jimmi' Jammer™ on the passenger door even though there is no key lock?
A: Yes, install a plate on your passenger door as well. The lock rods on the passenger door may still be accessible to an experienced thief so it is important to block access to them.

Q: Is the Jimmi' Jammer™ available for the 2004 - 08 Dakota and 2005-08 Durango?
A: Yes! We have the Jimmi' Jammer for this body style of Dakota and Durango. Visit our model description to see which kit to order.

Q: Does the Jimmi' Jammer™ resist the thief when trying to push the lock cylinder into the door? (Common on Dakota/Durango and older body Ram trucks (94-01).
A: Yes. We added metal to our plates to come up behind the lock cylinder to help keep it in place when the thief tries to smash it into the door using a screwdriver.

Q: Do I need plates on the rear passenger doors of my Durango?
A: For 1998-03 Durangos, the inner door is constructed differently so the rear doors are not usually attacked. For 2004 and newer Durango, we not received any calls where the thief entered through the rear doors. Therefore, we do not produce a kit for these doors.

Q: Will a plate work on the rear cargo door of my Durango?
A: No. The rear cargo door is constructed differently and will not allow a plate to be installed.

Q: How long does it take to install the Jimmi' Jammer™ plate?
A: For old body style Ram trucks (94-01), and depending on your familiarity with the door components, installation will take between 30 and 45 minutes per door.

For 02-08 style Ram trucks, installation time will be about 30 minutes per door, depending on your familiarity with the door components.
For 09 and newer Ram trucks, installation time will be about 45 minutes per door on the first one, but depends on your familiarity with the door components.

For Dakota and Durango, allow about 30-45 minutes per door. Visit our Support page to see installation tutorials for most models. Beginners should add about 15 minutes to the above times.

Q: Are other Dodge or Chrysler models available?
A: We now offer Jimmi' Jammer™ kits for Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Chrysler 300, Dodge Magnum and Dodge Charger. Watch our web site or call for the latest models.

Back to Jimmi Jammer product page Top of page
model selection

Jimmi' Jammer™ FAQs for Ford Vehicles

Q: Do the plates prevent a thief from pushing the lock cylinder into the door cavity using a screwdriver?
A: The Jimmi' Jammer® for Ford trucks/SUVs uses extra steel behind the lock cylinder to help prevent the cylinder from being smashed into the door. That said, depending on how much force the thief is able to apply, even that may not be enough. Consider getting rid of the lock cylinders altogether for maximum security.

Q: If I get rid of the lock cylinder(s), will I be able to get in if my battery dies?
A: In most cases, even if the battery is too weak to start the vehicle, it will probably have enough juice to operate the lock actuators. Of course, if you have a severe electrical issue, the actuators may not work. In this case, you would need to get the hood open to get the battery jumped. This would be a very rare occurrence, but you should be aware that it is possible.

Q: Why do thieves break in this way? Isn't it easier to break a window?
Thieves like to pry in around the handle or punch the lock because it is fast, easy and doesn't attract attention like smashing a window might. Also, on many factory alarm systems, when a screwdriver is used to move the lock rods, the alarm brain is tricked into thinking the key has been used to unlock the door and therefore the alarm will not activate.

Super Duty, F250, F350, F450, Excursion specific questions (scroll down for other models.)

Q: Is there a Jimmi' Jammer® kit for my 2017 or newer Super Duty truck?
A: Yes. Read about it here.

Q: Do I need Jimmi' Jammer plates on the rear passenger doors of my 4 door Super Duty truck or Excursion?
A: Yes! We originally thought that the rear doors would not be attacked by thieves since there is no lock cylinder. We have since learned that the thieves are indeed able to break in through the rear doors even though there is no lock cylinder. They can pry the handle away from the door metal enough to get a piece of wire into the door. Then, they know where to grab a rod at the latch assembly to open the door. Same goes for the front passenger door on newer models that doesn't have a lock cylinder. Put the plate on anyway! For the rear doors of your 4 door Super Duty or Excursion, order PN 103010. See our model list to make sure you get the correct kit for your door handle and lock combination.

Q: If I replace the front door handles on my Super Duty or Excursion with rear door handles to get rid of the lock cylinder altogether, will that be enough to protect my vehicle?
A: NO! Although replacing the front handles with rear handles is possible, and may serve as a somewhat effective visual deterrent, entry can still be gained by prying under the handle and grabbing the lock rod at the door latch. If you plan to swap handles, you can easily add our Jimmi' Jammer™ rear door kit (PN 103010) to both the front and rear doors to prevent thieves from getting to the latch with a wire or thin tool. If you want to eliminate the lock on your handle you can also check out our PunchPlug or LockCap products here.

Q: My 1999-2016 Super Duty truck has the keyless entry pad, will this interfere with the plate?
A: No. The plate will not be affected by the keyless entry pad or vice versa. This applies to Excursions also.

Q: How long does it take to install the Jimmi' Jammer™ on my Super Duty or Excursion?
For 99-16 Super Duty trucks and Excursions, allow about 30 minutes per door. Each of these time estimates will vary depending on installer experience. Visit our Support section on this site to see installation tutorials. If you can change the door handle, you can do this installation!

For 2017 and newer Super Duty trucks, expect the drivers door to take about an hour or more depending on your experience. The other doors are easier so expect them to take less time.

F150, Expedition specific questions

Q: Is there a Jimmi' Jammer kit available for my 2015 F-150?
Yes! Read about it here

Q: Do I need Jimmi' Jammer plates on the rear passenger doors of my 4 door F150 truck or Expedition/Navigator?
A: We have had several customer requests for rear door kits on these vehicles, so we now have kits available. See the model selection page. Also, if you have been burglarized and the thief entered through the rear doors, we would like to know about it. Pictures are always welcomed! Update: We have now had several calls where a thief entered thru the rear doors on an F150 and/or Expedition/Navigator. In each case, it has been to get something from the back seat, such as a laptop computer left there. The rear door Jimmi' Jammer kits will protect the inner door lock components from attack!

Q: My F150 (2004 -14 ) has the keyless entry pad on the handle. Is a Jimmi' Jammer™ plate necessary or will it even fit these handles?
A: Yes the plate will fit, and yes it is necessary! We offer three different models for the newer F150s. If your truck has the keyless entry pad on the front door, order PN 113400 and put the plates in both front doors! If your truck DOES NOT have the keyless entry pad and has a lock cylinder on the passenger door, order PN 113450.
If your truck DOES NOT have the keyless entry pad AND does not have a lock on the passenger door, order PN 113451.

Q: My F150 (97-03 truck or 97-02 Expedition/Navigator) has the keyless entry pad on the handle. Is a Jimmi' Jammer™ plate necessary or will it even fit these handles?
A: Yes the plate will fit, and yes it is necessary! The keyless entry pad is fastened to the handle using only one screw, and fastens to the plastic handle which can easily be cracked or broken. The plate for these vehicles helps hold the keypad in place, even if a thief is pushing on the keypad with a screwdriver. A popular method of entry is to just knock the keypad into the door and then use a screwdriver to detach the lock rod to open the door.

Q: How long does it take to install the Jimmi' Jammer™?
A: For 97-03 F150 and 97-02 Expedition/Navigator, allow about 30 minutes per door. For 2004 -14 F150 body style, allow about 30 minutes per door, depending on your familiarity with the door components. More time will be needed for beginners.
For 2015 and newer F150 or Raptor, expect to spend an hour or more on the drivers door, depending on your experience. The other doors are easier and will take less time.

Q: Are other Ford models available?
A: We now offer a Jimmi' Jammer kit for Ford Ranger trucks, 1993 and newer. PN 113350. Plus, we now have kits for Ford Econoline Vans (E series), choose the appropriate kit here.

model selection Top of page

Jimmi' Jammer™ FAQs for Honda and Acura Vehicles

Q: Will Jimmi' Jammer™ kits be available for newer Honda vehicles?
A: We continually monitor our incoming calls regarding new models. If we get enough calls for any particular model, we look into a design for that vehicle.

Q: How long does it take to install the Jimmi' Jammer™?
A: For the any of the Civic models 92-00, expect to spend about 30 minutes per door to install the plates.

Disclaimer:The Jimmi' Jammer™ in-door lock protection plates are designed to deter thieves. They DO NOT guarantee that your vehicle will not be stolen, broken into or burglarized. Redline Technical Group, Inc. assumes no responsibility for damages to vehicles or lost property. Redline Technical Group, Inc. makes no warranties, explicit or implied, that this product prevents vehicle theft or damage. Further, Redline Technical Group, Inc. is not responsible for damage, difficulties or injuries caused by installation or the incorrect installation, handling or misuse of our products. If you are not certain of your abilities, refer installation to a professional.

Back to Jimmi Jammer product page

Top of page


All material ©Redline Technical Group, Inc.
1998 - Current