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There is a tool they call a slim jim. It is a thin piece of metal that will slide in between the door glass and weatherstrip. It has a couple of notches on it and usually a hook. You slide it down by the key area of the door and try to move the linkage that the key usually turns. Another thing you can try is using some kink of rod or coat hanger and try to go in between the door and body weather strip and try to push or pull the lock, which ever way you need to go. If you have power locks it is sometimes easier to use the switch and move it in the right direction to get the doors unlocked. As a last resort most law enforcement agencies have this tools and will help you get into your car. Please rate my answer so I am rewarded points for it.

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