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I cannot get the hood open on my 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The cable looks like it is broken on the end that is in the car.

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Doors are locked and the battery is dead


You are going to have to jack up the car but you should be able to find the cable underneath that pulls the hood open. You can manually yank that with a vice grip and open the hood to get to your battery.

Feb 01, 2016 | 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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I have a 2001 Mitsubishi eclipse (2.4 4 cylinder) and the hood release cable is broken and cannot be accessed inside the cockpit, how can I open the hood without taking the entire front end apart to get to...


Try to remember and visualize the cable routing. Since the cable is no longer connected to the pull handle and broken off inside the engine compartment make up a hook from a coat hanger or old brake line and try snagging the cable to pull it down under the car to get access to pull the release. Other option may be to get at it from one of the wheel wells, if its close to one of them. Many times the wheel wells have access plugs for lights etc you may be able to snag it through there.

The service manual may show the routing. Your local library has online access to most service manuals that you would have to pay for. Many time you can get access to them through their website if you have a library card. If not, go the library and get full free access to all the major car service manuals for free!

Dec 30, 2014 | 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Broke hood opener cable on my 2003 eclipse spyder any way to open it without it?


You need a long hook or a screw driver and go in through the front grill and move the latch back.

Sep 08, 2011 | 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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How do i release my hood on a 2003 mitsubishi eclipse spyder gs with a broken hood release


grab what cable you can with vice grips, you didnt say where it broke.... if that isnt possible maybe bend a coat hange end and feed it under the middle of hood around the plastic covering the cable and yank very hard, sometimes that will release it but you need to have another cable as it may only work once....

Dec 10, 2010 | Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder Cars & Trucks

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My 2003 misubisi eclipse hood latch cable is broken how can i open the hood


This happened to my 2003 mitsubishi Galant... We wound up having to use some cable cutters and cut the cable, then pull the cable out through one of the grill slots, pull off the cover/sheath around the cable, and then we were able to pull the cable and release the latch. If it is already broken and you're going to have to replace it, then you're not hurting anything to cut the cable. Good luck to you.

Oct 24, 2010 | 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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How do i pop open my hood when the hood latch is broken in the interior, 2001 mitsubishi eclipse


get a needle nose plyer and get down under the dash by gripping firmly using needle nose plyer you should be able to pull on the cable while another person try to open the hood at the same time

Nov 06, 2009 | 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder

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I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse. The hood won't open when you pull the lever. Is there another way to get the hood open.


You will need helper for this. Have your helper pull on release lever when you tell them. You will probably have to park car on blocks or car ramps or if you don't have these you will have to jack up front of car. Looking up from under car you should see cable moving when assistant pulls lever inside car. There will be a spring over cable you are looking at. If cable is broken or just not moving all the way you will have to move it with needle nose vice grips towards drivers side to release catch. Before you do this though, try pressing down on hood when assistant pulls lever, this may relaese hood. Once you have hood opened ensure proper operation of release lever and adjust hood pin if necessary.

Aug 09, 2009 | Mitsubishi Eclipse Cars & Trucks

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2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse hood latch cable is broken


one way would be to take off the bumber and pry it open. these cars should have back up plans but they dont. lol once you get it open try going to a junk yard and taking one out of another car. if not then buy one and get it put in professionally because its very difficult to do.

Jun 04, 2009 | 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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Hood will not open w/hood release, how do you open the hood to fix the latch


get a pair of pliers and pull the wire behind the hood release latch

Apr 13, 2009 | 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Coupe

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I have a 2001 eclipse and the cable to my hood snapped i would just take it to a garage but the battery died so now i have no power and i cant get the hood open. Is there any way to get that latch open?


Try getting under the front of the car with a strong light. Try to see if you can see the cable going into the latch that holds the hood shut.

If you can get ahold of the cable with your hand or something to hold the cable. Give the cable a firm pull towards the left fender ( driver's side) and that should pop the hood open. Good Luck!

Jan 27, 2009 | 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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