Long story short, I attempted to replace the door lock actuator last night, it took longer than expected and it started to get dark. We hastily put the car back together so the door is operational; unfortunately we discovered that the door is stuck in the locked position after we closed it.

The lock pole (whatever it’s called, the thing that goes up and down to indicate if the door is locked or not) won’t budge. It’s physically stuck in its current position.

Is there any want I can fix this, or do I need to take it to a dealer.

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Thanks in advance.