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if the cable has stretched but not broken then I'd suggest to use some mole grips or other heavy duty pliers to grip the cable just behind the plastic pull handle in the cabin and pull on the cable directly with the pliers
at the same time have your assistant press lightly down on the cover in the area of the latch to take pressure off the lock and encourage it to release
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