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Volkswagen Passat 5, hood release cable broke.

Is there an inside car second way to open the hood?

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Well if you release the hood from inside the car perhaps on the floor and if you can still see the cable and dont plan on changing it then hook a vice grip to the cable and pull on it

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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    alexregojo Jan 18, 2013

    Yeah, the way was access the handler, take the cable out from it and give a moderated pull with a vice grip. Important, as I noticed then, is to put back the rubber which seals the passage of water where the cable enters into the car. If exposed, the water will affect the surrounding electrical cables, which will bring new problems! :(

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if you can still get to the little steel cable, a extremely tight pair of vise grips and a moderate amount of force will do the trick.

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Get a long screwdriver and try to release the secondary latch that way. Or if you have small hands reach up under the hood and pull the secondary latch toward the left.

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SOURCE: Broken hood latch on a 03 Volks Wagon Passat

use a long flat tip screw driver and a small hammer. have someone pull up on the hood after you pop it from the inside, then while they are holding the hood up use the screw driver and shove the hook that is above the latch bar. when you hit it you will be hitting it to the right

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