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How to Open the hood of a 2004 Saturn ion if the interior hood latch inside the car is broken?

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Find cable broken latch is suppose to operate and use vise grips or pliers to pull.

Posted on May 07, 2015

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SOURCE: hood latch

if the lach is of the hood cable you need to go in threw the grill

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: hood release latch is broken

find the cable that is supposed to attach to the latch, and grab it with a pair of pliers or the like and pull.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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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: Broken hood latch on a 03 Volks Wagon Passat

use a long flat tip screw driver and a small hammer. have someone pull up on the hood after you pop it from the inside, then while they are holding the hood up use the screw driver and shove the hook that is above the latch bar. when you hit it you will be hitting it to the right

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 chevrolet blazer hood latch won't release and open hood

if the cable is not broken then pull the release then take the side of your fist and pound on the hood starting towards the top drivers side and slowly move towards the latch try it a few times i have to do this every single time on my blazer

Posted on Jun 23, 2010

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If the Interior hood latch and cable are broken how do you open the hood of a 2004 Saturn ion


Good question hard problem .
The cable is likely not broken just streched so now the level inside the vehicle can't travel enough to pull the cable far enough to pop the latch.
You need to remove the cable from the inside level eighter by removeing the int. lever and slideing the cable out it has a little drum at the end of the cable that fits into the lever .If you can get the cable out you can take a pair of vice grips and pull the cable the hood should pop if the isn't broken or frozen inside the jacket.
Try to save the cable if you can you can put spacers at the hood latch end I have used cable ties to do this take up the slack .
But the cause of the problem is the hood lacth lack of lubericant you will need to clean it get it moveing freely again and lub .it with white lithium greese .It comes in a spray can .Do all door hinges strickers and latches every few year and they will last longer and not give you problems .

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My key will not open the drivers side door on my 2004 Saturn Ion


Disconnected from inside door.....remove door card and inspect, could just have come off or broken!

Oct 25, 2014 | 2004 Saturn ION

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Interior hood latch broken


in the car at the handle that broke you can grab the cable with visegrips or pliers and pull on the cable it should release the hood or with a long screw driver under the bumper push the release at the latch

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Where would the fuse or relay for fuel pump be located in my 2003 ion


Look in the interior fuse block. It is located on the drivers side of the center counsel, just to the right or where our right leg would be. You will need to remove the trim panel. The fuses will be labeled on the inside of the panel. Page 5-96 http://www.saturn.com/content/dam/saturn/northamerica/usa/nscwebsite/en/Home/Owners/Owner_Resources/Manuals/en/us/2004/ion/2004-saturn-ion-owners-manual.pdf#page325

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The hood latch cable broke under the hood how can i open it


Saturn Vue hood release can be opened (if the cable is not broken) by disconnecting the cable from the back of the release lever, grabbing the ball on the end of the cable with some large pliers ("channel locks") and pulling hard. A metal "wire keeper" bracket clamped to the cable end under the hood to serve as a spacer and the release lever works.
The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a procedure for opening the hood on the Saturn VUE and ION vehicles should the hood latch release cable mechanism become inoperative.

VUE Hood Opening Procedure Modify the Saturn radio antenna by bending the antenna mast 1 in. (2.54 cm) above the antenna base to a 25 degree angle

Open hood of similar vehicle to locate hood latch release cable to hood latch attachment point.

Using modified antenna, note approximate location that antenna will have to enter in between fascia and hood to access the hood latch cable attachment point. This should be toward the left edge of the Saturn emblem. Also note position of the modified antenna base. It should be angled downward.

Note: Use protective tape on the hood and fascia where the antenna will be inserted to protect the surfaces from scratches
On vehicle with inoperative latch, insert antenna between hood and fascia and depress the hood latch cable until the hood is opened.

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Mar 15, 2010 | 2003 Saturn VUE

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Hood does not open


grease the latch mechanism, and make sure spring isn't broken

Apr 13, 2009 | 2004 Ford F150

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Hood wont close


the alignment must be off...are all the seams on the side equal?
Has someone sat on or bumped the hood?  Can you see what's hitting?  Is the hood pin going into the hood latch?  Has someone played with the latch while the hood is up and it's not in position to receive the latch pin?

Apr 01, 2009 | 2004 Saturn ION

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How do i fix my 2004 saturn ion door not closing


Put a screw driver in the latch. Try to pull open the latch while you pull up on the door handle.

Feb 27, 2009 | 2004 Saturn ION

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