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Hood latch cable broke , need to open hood - 2002 Ford Mustang

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  • shaqueena234 Jan 24, 2009

    I got someone to try to fix somethin under my hood and they pulled the latch too hard and broke the latch, so now i cant open my hood... i have a mazda 3, and the dealership want 160 bucks to fix it what should i do.. i thnk thats alot to put the little piece back on.

  • smurfass May 11, 2010

    hood latch cable broke , need to open hood

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Strip off some of the black insulation on the wire that goes to the hood and pull really hard with some pliers on the silver wires

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How do i open the hood manually the latch is broken. i have a black covered cable wire and the silver part of the wire is showing. i pull the latch nothing happens to release the hood


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