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HOOD RELEASE CABLE BROKE, HOW DO I OPEN HOOD?

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  • justin521 Oct 17, 2008

    Hood release cable broke, I already have to connect and disconnect the battery because the interior lights won't go off even when the Jeep is locked, and that drains the battery. Now I can't, so I have no car because of the hood release.

  • Esther gacula Jul 16, 2013

    i have a i982 delorean and could not open the hood the handle came off could not open the hood pls help me what to do

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After trying to pull the cable from under the hood and accidently working it loose from the latch, I had a mechanic come out to the vehicle, and he drilled two 3/4" holes that lined up with the latch mounting screws so that he could dismount the latch mechanism from the body of the Jeep. Then the whole latch assembly came loose with the hood. Next, he reattached the latch, and then attached a wire to the latch so that it can be pulled to work the mechanism without the old cable at all, though at the expense of security, because now it can be opened from outside the vehicle, but it's difficult to find unless you know what you're looking for. This might be a little more than most people are willing to do, but it worked for me.

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You can try to get to the hood latch from under the front of the car. It won't be easy but with something long you may be able to pop the latch.

Posted on Oct 19, 2008

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SOURCE: hood release cable broke on chrysler 300m

try going back to were the cable is inside your car get needle nose pliers or a set of locking pliers and pull on the cable if not you will have to get under the car and release the hood from the locking mechanism

Posted on Jan 26, 2010

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SOURCE: broken hood release cable. Can't open hood

this is a hard one it depends on where it broke,can you cut the housing to get to cable core and pull with pleirs, if it snapped at latch then you will need to remove the grill or go from the bottom and try to hit the release the same wat the cable did,sometime if you grab the cable near the latch and pull hard it will open, good luck.

Posted on May 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Broken tab to hood release cable

Get a long screwdriver and try to release the secondary latch that way. Or if you have small hands reach up under the hood and pull the secondary latch toward the left.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 ranger.the hood will not open. i think cable is loose /broke

You will need 2 people to get the hood open. While you pull on the hood release cable have an assistant gently pound on the center of the hood until it pops up. If this does not work, inspect the hood release lever to see if the pivot broken, if so pull directly on the cable with a pair of locking pliers. After you get the hood open make sure to spray the latch with penetrating oil (WD40)

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: how to open hood when the dash release cable is broken 1996 accor

reach under the front of hood , and pull cable .

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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