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My hood release cable is broken at the inside handle....how do I open my hood?

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If there is a bit of the broken end of cable still visible where it broke off from the handle, try grabbing it with a pair of vise grips to pull it and open the hood.
Maybe the handle will need to be removed in order to get to the broken end of the cable.

Posted on Dec 28, 2010

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Is there any part of the cable inside the cabin that you can pull with a pair of pliers? I suggest that you try that. You may need to disassemble it from the pull handle to make that work.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 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

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken hood release cable 1996 Ford F150 pickup

YES! The cable runs Through the firewall then on the rh fender then across the front of the core support which is in the very front. Get a light and apair of needle nose pliers. the cable is black and about1/4" size. Grab and pull or cut and pull. You'll be replacing it anyways! The release is on the inside, cut it apart and grab the inside wire and pull, it will be stubborn because what caused it to break was a dry or maladjusted latch.

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

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SOURCE: hood release will not release hood cable is not broken

the outer cable may have come loose near the lock, if the grille screws are accessable remove the grille and you will have access to the underside of the lock, you may need a screwdriver to push the lock lever aside to unlock the bonnet

Posted on May 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 Jetta tdi hood release broken how do i get it open

on the left side of the drivers side their is a panel with the hood release Pull off the cover of the hood release and you will see a cable connected to the hood release. take some pliers and give it a good pull.
if you dont hear a click, have someone pull the hood up while you pull on the hood release cable. next their will be little space to take off the grille for easier acces. take off the grille carefully by prying it off carefully on each side. push the grill up and pull it towards you going up then down.
Now all you have to do is stick a flathead screwdriver or philips. and on the bottom of the hood release on the hood stick the screwdriver under the release and push the screw driver down while pushing the hood up.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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