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I have a 94 Blazer I was changing the alternator on. I closed the hood to wait for someone to help me with the tensioner, but then when I went to re-open it, the cable snapped somehow, so that I basically have nothing from the lever inside to get it open. You can't get at the cable from under the dash, and you can get a bite on the ball(I guess you could call it) on the end of the wire by the hood, but pulling on it in any and every direction isn't releasing it. I NEED this Blazer to be running!!! I need to be worried about the electrical problem under the hood, not the stupid hood latch... I've got wrenches on the bolts and everything waiting for me!!! I don't have much room to work through the grill, either. And if I knew how the mechanism was shaped or put together, with pictures or something at least, I think I could figure it out. But right now I can't see anything, and nothing's working. Help!!!

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  • fineprice100 May 11, 2010

    have you tried to reach up from under side of engine compartment between the grill and radiator to where the latch is located if you can get there then you can release it manually bu feeling where the cable runs into arm of latch and sliding it by hand.



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Try this while you are pulling on the cable wire to release the hood have someone to pull on the hood and maybe even tap it on the top and see if it will release let me know if this helps

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