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2001 Jimmy, has dead battery due to cargo lights left on, the hood release now also does not open the hood and when i go to tow it inot my garage, i can't get it out of park. i need to either open the hood to boost the battery so i can start it or tow it to a warmer location to work on it.

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  • cwingert Nov 06, 2010

    these did not work, i went to another Jimmy and opened the hood to take a look, the unit where the cable is is sealed from the bottom so you canot release it by reaching up. there are (2) bolts you can bareyl see from the front looking thorugh the top of the grill and the hood. using a 1/4 drive and a 6inch extension with a thin walled 1/2 socket i was able to use a long hanlded flat screw driver to gently push down on the plastic top of the grill enough to remove the 2 bolts and the hood went up approx 6 inches so i could un-clip the broken cable and open the hood. the cable looks worn so i will get a new cable and install it.


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There's two things I can suggest, 1, have someone push up and down on the front of the hood while you pull the release lever. 2, with a long screwdriver, from underneath the truck, you should be able to remove the plastic cover underneath, and see up to the hood latch, you should be able to see the lever that the cable connects to, to release the latch, use the long screwdriver to try to operate the lever on the latch. I had to do the latter on a 1999 Chevy Blazer and was able to get the hood open.

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