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Broken hood release

Release latch is broken, how do i get the hood up

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SOURCE: Broken Hood Release

Hello There

In short no there isn't, however it's most likely your plastic release lever is broken and not the metal cable, you need to open the cover over the release lever, there will be a cable you can pull using a gripper and it will release the bonnet, you can easily replace the plastic llever and it's reletively cheap.

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Posted on May 20, 2009

SOURCE: my hood will not open, the cable release seems to

You can pop out the intake plastic grid and access the hood lock mechanism from there

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 toyota corrolla hood latch is broken. Can't

There is a rachet right below the hood that you can reach from radiator grill.
Take a long thin screw driver, reach it and turn that rachet.
You will hear the "click" sound and the hood will pop open.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Where is the hood release latch in the grill of an

UNDER THE HOOD RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GRILL

Posted on Jan 22, 2010

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SOURCE: my hood release cable has been pulled but doesnt

Tap on the hood while somebody else pulls the leaver, try pulling up on it to. If this does not work you will have to try to gain access to the hood latch and pull the leaver where the cable is attached to open the hood. The cable may be stretched or broke.

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

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