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Can't release spare tire retainer

The cable for the spare tire on my 2006 Chevy 1500 works fine. I can unwind and wind 4' of it. I can't get the retainer to release so the tire will drop more than a few inches. can anyone help? Thanks.

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Push the tire up with you knee and move the hang down rod over so the tire can drop.It can be a little hard.

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