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Can't release the hood on my '95 GMC Safari

It looks like the cable is intact [it springs back ok when I pull], but there is nothing happening under the hood.

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    That was it! Thanks!

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Once you pull the lever tap on the hood around the latch with one hand...it is comman in chevys

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