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Engine is skipping and vibrating when turned on and can smell unburned fuel out of the exhaust like a cylinder isn't firing, and now the hood won't release from the front latch release???

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Is there any part of the cable inside the cabin that you can pull with a pair of pliers? I suggest that you try that. You may need to disassemble it from the pull handle to make that work.

Posted on Dec 27, 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: hood release cable wont release hood latch

Adjust at the pull handle inside the car.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't open hood on 2003 VW Passat

difficult one this,no easy answer have to get below the catch to release it,sometimes a long screwdriver will get in to push lever back othertimes get arm up to yank cable

Posted on Jan 24, 2009

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if you can still get to the little steel cable, a extremely tight pair of vise grips and a moderate amount of force will do the trick.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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