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The cable to the hood broke off. How can I open the hood from outside

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  • p_buchman Sep 11, 2010

    perhaps you can provide more information on opening the hood. How about a picture of the hood mechanism so that it will possible to approach the problem better
    Going to a body shop is last solution

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From the underside near to the radiator using a long handle screw driver push the latch that hold the hood cable lever and the hood will jump up. Now you can use the hand to open .
Use a good light to see the spot but it will be better if you can jack up the car to get a better view.
As you are familiar with the position of the lock, you need to find the spot of pushing to release the lock.

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Body men have difficulties in opening hoods with broken hood cables. To do this you will need a vey long heavy thick wire with a J end bent kinda narrow. This J end will need to be placed on the cables mounting area to pull back the latch to open. If you can catch the cable and twist the J hook many times around it will lock on and that way you can simply pull on the cable to open instead if your lucky to do so. A good flashlight will be need as well. I suggest take it to a body shop for repairs. You will get very frustrated try to get it open I do beleive

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