I don't think that will do it. Apparently, there is a "secondary latch" system (mentioned in the manual), that serves as a backup in the case that the cable breaks (so the tire doesn't come crashing down). So, the bracket that is stuck is part of this secondary latch system. The bracket actually swings freely, it just won't come down.
The manual does mention of using the van jack to push up on the bracket to "release" this secondary latch in the case that it locks up. However, it then states that if I do this, I will need to take the vehicle in for service to have the latch "fixed". This is what I am trying to avoid. Any ideas?
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008 AT 2:19 PM