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Hood latch cable broken on 2002 lexus es300

When I pulled the release it pulled all the way out but did not release the hood. When I got the hood open and tried to close it the latch would not catch and keep the hood down.

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SOURCE: 2002 lexus es 300 trunk releast botton not working

there is a valet switch which prevents this check the glovebox or the panel that opens with the adjustment controls not sure of your model year has all this but if it does you would know where it is

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I just changed the cabin filter of my ES300. I found the instructions on the manual, under airconditioning and audio. It's pretty easy to do. I bought the filter from Kragen's for $21.95.

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SOURCE: 1994 Lexus LS400 Broken Hood Cable - Hoe could I replace?

you have to route cable along the fender side under the hood like on battery side. you have to run it where it wont get in contact with drive belt.your cable has a ball of metal at the end of it.your hood latch should have a clip where you put your cable in it.you should not have to remove nothing.just drop cable in place.

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SOURCE: 2002 Lexus ES300 Check Engine Light

You can disconnect your battery for a short period of time, 5-10 minutes should do it. There is no guarantee that the check engine light will not come back on in time, but it will make it go away at least temporarily.If you go to Autozone, 99% of the time they will hook up a code reader and diagnose your problem. It may be a minor and/or inexpensive fix. Please vote appropriately and leave feedback. I hope this helps and good luck.

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SOURCE: trunk release switch not working on a 2002 lexus

CHeck glove box, there is an over-ride switch for the trunk release button.

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