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The hood release cable is broken,how can I open the hood

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Remove the front grill if you can get all the screws out. The cable attaches at the latch to a release arm. If you can get the grill out you can pull the arm, if not you need to get something to reach in and pry the arm over.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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