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You can get a replacement at any scrapyard. To open the hood, carefully cut the outer covering on the cable under the dash and pull the inner cable with a pair of pliers. Or if the plastic part of the pull is just gone, grab the shaft with pliers and pull that without cutting anything.
depends on where it broke if it broke off on the release end inside you can take off the kick panel and remove the release bracket then go up about 3-4 inches and cut the casing around the cable and grab the cable with a pair of pliers and pop the hood. then you can replace the assembly with a new one.
try smacking the hood at one of the front corners while someone else
pulls the release handle. or even after you've pulled on it. if that
works, once open, adjust and lubricate the hood latch assembly. if it
still won't open, and
it's the cable and not the latch you'll have to replace it anyway, so
instead of removing the grill, cut the cable behind the pull lever
under the dash where you can reach it. then skin the outer cable
insulation away from the actual steel cable exposing an inch or two of
it. then holding the insulation and plastic housing with pliers, grab
the steel cable itself with pliers and pull it to open the hood. then
replace the cable. the further you can reach up under the panel the
better your chances of getting past the broken part of the cable and
avoid removing the grill. you might also be able to gain access from up
under the car if you're lucky.
remove bolts where handle use to be drop it down. make sure hood is up first, find where cable ties into hood release it should unclip or slide out when unhooked, use channel locks . pool cable out through the inside of car noting where it enteres the firewall. replace in reverse fashion that you took it out. hope this helps
After trying to pull the cable from under the hood and accidently working it loose from the latch, I had a mechanic come out to the vehicle, and he drilled two 3/4" holes that lined up with the latch mounting screws so that he could dismount the latch mechanism from the body of the Jeep. Then the whole latch assembly came loose with the hood. Next, he reattached the latch, and then attached a wire to the latch so that it can be pulled to work the mechanism without the old cable at all, though at the expense of security, because now it can be opened from outside the vehicle, but it's difficult to find unless you know what you're looking for. This might be a little more than most people are willing to do, but it worked for me.