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Hood catch release cable become undone and cannot open the bonet. please help

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By using a long lever and looking up from underneath see if you can push the latch to release the bonnet. To make the job easier you may need some one to push down on the bonnet at the same time to release the load on the latch

Posted on Jan 04, 2014

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SOURCE: Hood won't open. Cable is broken and can't get hood to pop.

NO there is no manual way . get a good flash light and look at teh latch through the grill or from under the truck and try and pop it with a long flat blade screw driver

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: hood release cable broken, how do i open the hood ?

I have a similar problem with my 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. The way I open the hood is to reach my hand between the radiator and the front of the car, and for me there is a bar running right up the middle if I follew that too the top, and on the drivers side of that bar should be the hood release, and I feel around till I feel the hood release cable, and then I push on the lever that the cable is attached too, most of the time this works. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken hood release cable 1996 Ford F150 pickup

On each side of the latch there is an 8mm screw that can be removed through the front, between the hood and grill They are aprox 6" apart.

The latch itself has two locator pins that slide into the front suppoprt behind the grill.

After removing the two screws, gently pry the whole latch away from the support. The hood can be raised, taking the latch with it.

Access to the release lever is behind the latch. It is now exposed.
pull the tiny release lever toward the drivers side and latch will come loose. Good luck!

Posted on May 11, 2009

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SOURCE: hood release will not release hood cable is not broken

the outer cable may have come loose near the lock, if the grille screws are accessable remove the grille and you will have access to the underside of the lock, you may need a screwdriver to push the lock lever aside to unlock the bonnet

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: HOOD RELEASE CABLE CAME UNDONE AT THE LATCH ASSEMBLY. HOW DO I OPEN IT WITH OUT THE CABLE WORKING?

remove front grille then you have to fiddle about with the catch it is quite tedious but the only way or take to a dealrship

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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PLEASE HELP! MY HOOD WILL NOT OPEN. HOW DO I GET IT OPEN? I HAVE TRIED THE HOOD RELEASE UNDER DASH & IN FRONT GRILLE


do you know were the cable has snapped front or cab ?
cab you need to use a pair of plyers, front snapped.bit more tricky. and its going to cost you a bit more to just get to the cable and you will need to replace parts on the front.

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You don't specify whether its just that you can't find the release catch, or whether the release catch is stuck / broken,

In the UK (Right hand drive car) the release catch is situated in the left (passenger side) footwell, within about a foot of the lower front door hinge. In a Left Hand Drive car, I guess this would be reversed (i.e. right hand side footwell). Pull, and it semi releases the hood. Next, walk to the front of the car, pull the hood up about 1" and insert your fingers about a foot left of center. Sweep to the right, and you'll release the secondary catch and the hood will be open.

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You need to work underneath the front of the vehicle - the idea is to get at the catch and release it with a long screwdriver flicking the catch to open the bonnet -or getting a grip of the cable if it is hanging loose ( i.e. broken ) then getting a grip of the cable with mole grips or even pliers - to pull and release the cable / bonnet.

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WHILE HAVING SOMEONE HOLD THE RELEASE, TRY PUSHING DOWN ON THE FRONT OF THE HOOD REPEATEDLY. IT MAY HAVE SOME RUST ON THE HOOD CATCH. SOMETIMES A LIGHT TAP CAN JAR IT LOOSE. IF AND WHEN IT POPS UP, TRY LUBRICATING THE CATCH WITH SOME LITHIUM GREASE. IF THE RELEASE CABLE HAS BROKEN AT THE RELEASE HANDLE SEE IF YOU CAN GRAB THE CABLE WITH A PAIR OF VISE-GRIP PLIERS AND GENTLY PULL. I HOPE THIS HELPS. THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA. PLEASE KEEP ME POSTED.

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HOOD RELEASE CABLE CAME UNDONE AT THE LATCH ASSEMBLY. HOW DO I OPEN IT WITH OUT THE CABLE WORKING?


remove front grille then you have to fiddle about with the catch it is quite tedious but the only way or take to a dealrship

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