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My hood latch will not open from the inside lever is there another way to release the latch

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Take a phillips head screw driver and take out the two screws holding the lever by the sterring wheel you would noramlly pull to pop the hood open. Pull towards you and the lever should slip out along with the cable attached. Take a pair of vise grips, clamp onto the cable itself and gently pull towards you. It would help if you had someone else trying to open the hood while you do this, but you can just check the hood after you pull the cable. That's how I got mine to open this morning. Now to see if the cable is adjustable and tighten it up so the lever does it's job.

Posted on Nov 17, 2008

On mine, the very tip of the hood was bent and binding with the fender. I pulled it out a bit with my hand and it works fine.

Posted on Sep 12, 2008

Mine was wrecked before I bought it. I have my son pull the latch while I pull up on the hood. Only way to get it open without realy fixing it.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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Nothing its mechanical work

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