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Hood release cord is broken. How do I manually open hood?

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Usually you can remove the grill to access the latches for the hood without opening the hood. In some cases you can reach up by lying under the nose of the car and you can trip the latch too-worst case, a body shop should be able to do it in a few minutes, usually for less than $25.

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