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How do I open the hood of a 2009 chevy traverse after pulling the hood release handle? Where is the secondary hood release that I'm supposed to push to the right? All I want to do is add more windshield washer fluid and I can't open the hood!

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Hi JP,

Unfortunately no. There are two things to try though.

If when you pull the release it feels as though the latch is releasing (without the hood rising), try pushing the hood down (relatching), giving it a sharp rap right above the latch or prying the hood up.

If when you pull the release nothing happens:
Get a flashlight and a long set of needlenose pliers.
Look through the front grill and locate the latch. You should be able to find the release cable. Grab it with the needle nose and pull it away from the latch. You'll hear it release.

Be patient, you'll get it.


Mike

Posted on Aug 01, 2009

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SOURCE: broken hood release

remove the grill and pull on the cable from there. and then replace the cable.

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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if you can still get to the little steel cable, a extremely tight pair of vise grips and a moderate amount of force will do the trick.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 1998 astro van secondary hood latch will not release

it can be unbolted,but it sounds like your primary latch could be giving you problems. have some one play with the hood release (pushing and pulling) while you release secondary latch and pull up on hood. if you get it open spray all moving parts with wd40.

Posted on Aug 15, 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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