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Door won't open

Left rear door handle or lock doesn't work. Lock cylinder does not rise to unlocked position by power or hand and neither in or out handle opens door.

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I have same problem what i did is try to pull it up an lower it a couple of times buy hand then lower it an kepp locking and unlocking car by remote

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