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Cant open back overhead door

I can not open my back overhead door. The dealership wants 1200.00 to open it...Why????? Cant I just have the electircal eliminated, and open it manually? Very expensive, especially when I need it opened for my part time business. Thanks Bev from Michigan

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  • kroki Aug 07, 2008

    I have a similar problem -- It seems that the backdoor is not fully closed, so that when the car doors are unlocked the unlocking mechanism does not get engaged and the lock remains locked. The result is that you cannot open the door -- not fully locked (the electrical unlock will not work) but still locked enough, so that pulling on the handle will not open it. Is there a way to mechanically disegage the lock?

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I just fixed mine by prying off the electronic lock motor and maualy moviing the lock lever underneath it. prob iscant lock it but now it will open and will be cheaper to replace the whole thing myself. 3 bolts to remove the whole mechanism when the door is open

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Michigan is cool.

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