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My 2001 jettas hood will not open. i pulled the hood release inside of my car to open my hood. the piece that pops out from the under the hood came out but when i tried to pull that to entirely open the hood, my hood would not release for that to open.

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Push down on the hood, smack the hood it helps to have someone pull the release for u and f around with it.

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