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Hood latch The hood release wire either broke or was disconnected from the hood latch. Now the hood is closed, but can not be opened with the release. Is there another way of releasing the hood? I have tried to access it from under the car, but was unable to. I believe I could take the latch off, if I could get at it through the front grill, but it apparently connects from the inside, under the hood. Please advise

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You can take a screwdriver through the grill and pry carefully to the left on the cable. The hood will pop. you can see the cable through the grill to the left of the hood catch. Apparently the part needed is about $20 but $400 labour to install. Since it's an older car [2003] this works for now.

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There is no other way to release the hood other than either trying to reach the latch release from under the car or removing the grille.

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