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I went to open my hood and the cable was pulled completely out. so now how do i get it open?

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Will be tricky. from under neath the vehicle between the rad and the grille you need to locate the manual hood release that the small thin cable would be attached to look carefully you should see the broken end of the cable in this aea, flashlight needle nose pliers and patience are required.

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