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Release for the hood pulls but hood does not pop up?

How do you manually release the hood when hood release does not pop the hood?

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Bump it with your fist kinda hard and then when you get it open look for obstructions and spray the mechanism with WD-40

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Look behind the part you pull and you will see the wire and the outer part of the cable. The end of the outer part of the cable has a groove neer the end. This groove slides onto a slot that is located just behind the pull latch. Once you see it it will make since on how it should go.

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