Question about 2005 Hyundai Elantra
I pull the hood release inside the car but the hood doesn't pop and the cable feels loose. I crawled under the front of the car, see a hole on the side of the hood latch, stick a screwdriver in the hole and push towards the driver side and the hood pops. On looking after the hood is up I see the little steel ball on the end of the hood release cable has come loose from the spring loaded clip that is supposed to release the large spring the keeps the latch closed. Just pull the little steel ball back behind the clip, voila'.
The real trick was reaching up to stick a screwdriver in that hole to release the hood. It looks like the little steel ball could come loose from its clip again. It needs something to keep it captive.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Locate the interior hood-release lever under the dashboard on the driver's side of the interior of the car.
Lift up and toward you on the hood release lever. The lever is connected to a cable that releases the hood. The hood will pop up about 1/2 inch when you pull the lever.
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