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How to open the hood when the inside hood release malfunctions?

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If the cable broke you would first need to get under the car in the front. You look strait up in the middle, you will see the latch. Then you will also see where the cable goes into the latch, there is an arm that it hooks to. You will need to move that arm in the direction that the cable pulls it, which is towards the drivers side of the car. This will release the hood. Then you just pull up on the release arm and open the hood!

Posted on Jan 01, 2011

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2011

    The underside of the front of this car has a protective covering that prevents me from accessing this area. From the outside of the grill I can see the area in which the arm sets; however, I cannot reach it. Thank you for your help!!!

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Hi viper852004 , the only way you can do this is to remove the front grills and then you will be able to see the 2 sprung bonnet pegs, you will need to loosen the adjusting nut where it screws into the hood and unscrew it until it becomes unattatched from the hood, do this for both pegs and then you should be able to release the hood to fix the problem. the pegs will need to be reinstalled before driving the car as the hood will not close, hope this is of some help, regards mark.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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So I gather that the release inside the car has release the hood's primary catch, but the T handle is not release the secondary catch to allow the hood to fully open.

If this is the case, take some lithium grease or WD-40 (lithium grease is much better and lasts much longer) and spray it onto the catch assembly.

Try pulling on the T handle some more after a few minutes of the grease soaking in and see of that releases.

If that doesn't work, then take a long flat screw driver and press it against the catch gently hit the screw driver with a hammer (you should be trying to push the catch towards the driver's side of the car)
You may need someone to be pulling on the T handle as you hit the catch with a hammer. I actually had to do this with a jetta before....

Posted on Nov 20, 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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SOURCE: Hood release won't open hood, can't open my hood

I had this happen to my 1999 Honda Civic. I took it to my mechanic and they had to pry the hood open by snapping the latch and then they replaced it.

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SOURCE: 2001 vw jetta hood won't open. Faulty latch

They are not designed to open from the outside. Why can't you get inside?

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