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2004 PONTIC VIBE RELEASE CABLE IS BROKEN HOW DO I GET THE HOOD OPEN

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Best thing is take it to dealer they have a tool for this if not your going to damage your paint possibly your grill and lots of lost time so trust me dealer is your fastest option minus damage. thanks the FixYa team.

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