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How can i open the hood with a broken hood latch cable?

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  • Gil Fifield Jul 14, 2009

    yes thank you very much

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While looking through the grill, locate the hole on the right-hand side and very slightly to the rear of the latch mechanism.
Using a thin long-handled flat-tipped screwdriver, coming from right to left at a 45 degree angle, insert it into the hole and pull the handle of the screwdriver to the left in a prying movement. Don't use much force because you don't want to break the latch.
It'll pop right open.

Otherwise The front grill needs to be removed - then you can see the cable and have better access to the mechanism.
Use a vice grips to pull on the cable if it is exposed, or slide your screwdriver behind it... and pop it!!

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