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I accidentially flipped the door lock lever up on my '96 GMC Sierra pickup. I can not bring it back down, it does not respond to remote or the lock button on the door. How do I fix it? Thank you Elfriede Willson westwind@gilanet.com

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    Dave C May 11, 2010

    If it's what I think you're describing, you have to get a screw driver behind the lever and pull it out while your opening the door handle lever as if you're going to open the door

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You can take a pen/pencil, stick it into the latch behind the catching hook. Pull it outward from the door at the same time raise the door handle.

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