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Locked out of '95 Chevy C1500; need to open hood from outside

I have a '95 Chevy C1500. It has no exterior door handles and opens with poppers by a remote control. The problem is that the battery is dead, so the doors won't pop. So now I can't get into the car to pop the hood so I can charge the battery to open the doors.

I don't want to call a locksmith because I got ripped off last time this happened. Is there a way to pop the hood from the outside? I can get the hook in the center of the hood open, but have no idea where the latch is that you release from the inside. Thanks!

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Best idea i can think of is to be careful and you can connect the jumper cable to the main power at the starter and the ground to almost anything under there to get enough power to get the doors to pop its a pain but it beat paying the lock smith

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Power Door Locks - Removal & Installation

Door Lock Switch
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  1. Visually inspect the following:
    Misaligned door(s), hood or luggage compartment lid Door latches Actuating rod Exterior door handle Interior door handle Door lock cylinder Cable Luggage compartment lid exterior release switch Fuse(s) Wiring harness Electrical connector Door lock actuator Remote transmitter batteries Vehicle battery Remote transmitter Door lock switch Front electronic module
  2. If an obvious cause for an observed or reported concern is found, correct the cause (if possible) before proceeding to the next step.

Door Lock Motor
Coupe And Convertible
  1. Turn ignition key to position II.
  2. Motor door glass to fully raised position.
  3. Turn ignition key to position O.
  4. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  5. Remove door casing for access.
  6. Remove door water shedder.
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  15. Remove lock motor assembly from door.
  16. To install, reverse removal procedure.


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  1. Remove the door window glass
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  11. Detach the door lock cylinder connecting rod (1).
  12. Detach the exterior door handle connecting rod (2).
  13. Remove the front door actuator (3).
  14. To install, reverse removal procedure.


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