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Hood release inside car not the problem

Latch under hood not allowing hood to go all the way up

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There is a cable going to the hood release latch, sometimes the cable breaks... you can release it by using a screwdriver to push the pawl aside, or you can grab that cable and pull on it manually with a pair of slim pliers.

Posted on Apr 19, 2009

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    Mark Kramer Oct 06, 2011

    Pawl? More detail please. What is the pawl, where is it, and how do I release it with the screwdriver?

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