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Hood latch disconnected

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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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    where is bonnet release

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    Sandra Rinehart Oct 07, 2017

    where is the hole on the 2995 elantra???????

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Small plastic tie straps will do the trick

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