I'm trying to do the Drive By mission on GTA San Andreas PC edition. When I roll up on the Pay'n Spray and drive into the red area, the garage door won't open. Is there some trick to open the door?

  • Are you sure you don't just drive up to the garage door? I can't remember this mission too well, but I'm pretty sure once you get the wanted level you just drive up, the door opens, you enter. – Robotnik May 17 '15 at 14:36
  • No I keep bumping into the door, cop cars are crashing into me but the door won't open. – fullerm May 17 '15 at 14:41
  • Are you at the correct Pay 'n' Spray? It's supposed to be the one in Idlewood, i.e. near Pizza Stack – Robotnik May 17 '15 at 14:45
  • How did you go? Was that the issue? – Robotnik May 17 '15 at 15:28
  • Yeah I'm at the right one, the one with the big red circle. I drove up in the same car with the rest of the fellas. According to a YouTube video I watched, the door is supposed to open well before entering the red circle. So there must be some sort of glitch. – fullerm May 17 '15 at 17:52

Pay'n'Spray won't open if the police are actively after you (wanted stars are present and non-blinking) when you drive up to the red circle.

  • By active, he means that they shouldn't be able to see you. – Ave Aug 17 '15 at 6:31
  • There is also a short time where they can't see you but you still can't use Pay'n'Spray. – jhr.lim Aug 17 '15 at 7:26
  • Yep, but short. ~10 secs. – Ave Aug 17 '15 at 8:26
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    This answer should be clarified to include that particular mission. In regular (non-mission) gameplay, you can hit a Pay'n'Spray with cops literally right behind you. I've even had cops inside the garage with me when the door goes down, and when it rises, they just drive out like nothing happened. – Tim S. Dec 24 '15 at 21:06

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