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Can't get hood open

The hood release lever is not working to release hood. How can I get hood open?

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Try this:
Get behind the hood release lever and grab the wire with a pair of vice grips then pull. After you get it open adjust the wire so this won't happen again.
Good Luck!

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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