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I can,t get my hood open the cable is broken.how can i open my hood.

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It actually is going to depend upon where the break in the cable is. I'm basing this on the model year but you might check to see if any of the cable is still extended & broken where it connects to the lever that you use to open it. If you can see the broken strands/cable you can easily clamp onto that with vice-grips, or similar pliers & pull on the exposed cable to open it.

IF you cannot see the cable, you are limited as the whole intent of the cable system was to prevent anyone from opening the hood without the release cable. You can attempt to determine where it broke based upon the cable you pull out of it (the part still connected to the release handle), cut the cable past that point without cutting the inner, "pull" cable, then pull on the exposed cable once out. Get your replacement cable at the dealer or local salvage yard.

Check under the hood latch opening area to see if the small cable could be snagged & pulled but that's a slim chance.

Finally, Body shops are the best at getting to things like this since they usually have to dissasemble those parts for repairs, they would be well suited to remove other parts to gain access. good luck

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Look and see if you can remove the grill without opening the hood or try and see if at least there are a few strands of wire sticking out from where the first wire broke off.if there are,grab them with a vise grip and pull on them to open hood,if not ,you will need to try and get the grill off in order to open it.hope this info helps.take care and good luck, manny

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Crawl under the front bumper get some pliers and locate the hood latch cable and pull on it. Or if the handle is broken from inside just use pliers and use those to just pull the wire towards you.
That's how I do both of these things when my broke really easy to do.

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Is the cable broken at the hood release lever ?,,or further down the cable,

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