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I have a 2002 vw cabrio. The plastic lever on the lower left drivers side that pops the hood open is not working. When you pull it, it doesn't feel attached to anything & I can't pop the hood open. My car...

Easy fix after you get hood open. They are very substantial latches for security reasons. Does the handle pull the cable all the way out? Hopefully the cable has broken near the Handle and the outer houseing can be pealed away from the cable up to the fire wall. Then a vicegrip plier can be used to grip the pull cable. and unlatch the hood.

Mar 09, 2015 | 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio

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My 1989 Volvo 240 gl hood won't open cable doesn't pop hood, what can i do to open it

You have 2 choices. You can try to grab the cable through the grill, cut it then see if the wire can then be pulled to release the hood.
Another option is to go from underneath with big screwdriver to move the latch thus releasing the hood latch. Not sure if you can get access to it on this vehicle easily. try a flashlight and from under the car reach way up into the latch area.

Sep 24, 2014 | 1989 Volvo 240

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How do you release the bonnet of a vauxhall vectra 04 from the outside ?

As a general rule, you don't.

However, if the inside handle is broken, sometimes you can reach up from under the front end of the vehicle and find the cable that leads to the release. IF you are lucky enough, you can pull on that cable and sometimes the hood (bonnet) will pop open.

May 20, 2014 | 2004 Volvo C70

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Open my 2005 volvo s40 from outside

Put battery charger cables on starter, at battery
cable & the ground to sub frame or engine

Aug 29, 2012 | 2005 Volvo S40

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How do I open the hood on a 1992 240 Volvo

Normally, you pull the lever that is beneath the driver side lower corner of the dash, right next to the fuse panel.
Since you are asking, I presume that the lever or the cable is broken. If it is broken at the lever, you can grip the end of the cable with vice grip pliers and pull on it. If it is broken up under the hood, you will have to reach through the grill and twist the plastic release buttons a quarter turn so you can push them up out and remove the grill, and then try to release the latch from there. This will not be easy, but many have done it. Next time, lube the latch and the cable every few years.

Aug 21, 2011 | 1992 Volvo 240

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Broken Hood Release Cable 1995 Honda Civic Sedan. How do I get the hood open?

You'll have to track down the cable from underneath the engine compartment,, cut the cable with some wire snips and use a pair of pliers to pull the cable.

Mar 08, 2009 | 1992 Volvo 240

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My hood latch is broken on my 2001 Subaru Outback. How do I manually opent the hood? I think my problem is the same. I have a 1997 Legacy--when I pop the hood, it releases, but I can't located the latch...

If the cable link to the latch is rusty or broken you have to take the front grid down. It's relatively easy. It's held there by plastic fasteners. Then reach for the latch with you hand, or the leftover broken cable. Pull it, it should release the first latch, than you just have to get to the security latch, like you usually do to open the hood.

Feb 07, 2009 | 1997 Subaru Legacy

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Hood won't open. Cable is broken and can't get hood to pop.

NO there is no manual way . get a good flash light and look at teh latch through the grill or from under the truck and try and pop it with a long flat blade screw driver

Jan 11, 2009 | 1988 Jeep Cherokee

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Hood well not pop when i pull the inside cable latch release

Have someone pull on the cable while you pull up on the hood, if that doesn't work and the cable is broken you will have to get down on the ground and see if you can reach all the way up to where the hood cable comes out of it's protective plastic tubing and connects to the latching mechinism, than pull on cable very hard and it should pop. A short term fix unless you have it replaced right away is this: Use a cutter of some sort and cut through the plastic and all the way through the cable at a long enough distance so you can tie a washer or something to the cable, than you don't have to reach so far up to pop the hood next time. Good luck!

Dec 30, 2008 | 1993 Cadillac DeVille

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