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We only have an ignition key to our black lincoln mark viii. Someone locked the exterior doors. We have tried using napa slim jim to open the door to no avail. Any ideas that would help us get the doors open?

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Use a couple of pressue bags. At least thats what the lock smith used on mine. In the rear of your trunk on the right pivot trunk arm should be your code for your door. Didnt know this until after I paid a buck 50!! Good Luck.

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