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I have a 2005 Honda CRV. The hood release cable broke off the hood release lever. I need to replace the battery. How can I open the hood?

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Well in front of the front grille u can apply some lever and try to open it. more importantly when its up give it a strong support so that it doesn't bang on ur head once u r trying to change the battery. but get the hood fixed at a dealer and there u can also check out the hot new 2012 crv. its way to muscular and hotter than before.

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You should be able to get to the cable with some plyers to open through front grill

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