Re: bypassing hood cable override system to get under my...
Also helps to clean and oil the latching mechanism. On my Blazer (01) you'd pull the handle by the brake all the way back, hear a slight click up under the hood and nothing happened. Pound on the hood above the latch a few times and it'd pop open. I cleaned and oiled it... works fine now
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The hood catch is so well inclosed, you won't get the hood open manually. No tricks here. There has to be a release inside the car. If the handle is just missing, and you can get to the release cable, just pull it with a pair of pliers.
in the car at the handle that broke you can grab the cable with visegrips or pliers and pull on the cable it should release the hood or with a long screw driver under the bumper push the release at the latch
Try having a friend lightly push down (lightly so not to damage) on the hood while the cable is beiung pulled. If that does not work look through the grill. On the left side (drivers side) of the latch there is an eyelet where the cable goes to. Use a long screwdriver of something to push it towards the radiator support.
One the hood is open grease the latch! You can also try to loosen it some. Look at the pin on the hood. There is a lock nut. Loosen the lock nut and turn that pin out some. Too much and the hood will rattle as you go down the road.
if you're looking to replace the entire cable (casing + wire) i'd just tie a length of thin guide wire to the old broken casingat the hood latch side, thenpull the old casingthrough to the driver's seat, leaving part of the guide wirein the engine compartment. Then you can attach the new cable casing to the guide wire, and pull it back through the hole in the firewall and out to the hood latch.I had to pull the grille and headlight out enough to run the wire, and at the firewall there's a grommet moldedon the casing that you can push through to the interior of the blazer (only goes in, can't push/pull it out to the engine side) if you use something like a jack handle or long screwdriver.
Sorry but for security reasons (to avoid parts or car theft) there is no way for you to pop the hood manually. You need a mechanic to have this fixed. This problem is caused by wear and tear in the hood release mechanism or a snapped hood release cable line. I hope this helps.
Disconnect your negative battery cable. Locateand remove the screws that hold your interior door handles in place (they maybe hidden by snap in, or snap on clips). Remove the interior door handles, thendisconnect the wire clips to the switches. Your panel is held in place by snapin clips; use a small pry bar to pull them from the door (try to get as closeto, or directly under the clips to prevent them from tearing out of the doorpanel). Once the clips are pulled, pull the panel upward to remove it from thedoor. Once you gain access to the interior of the door, you can remove your window regulator and re-position it, or replace it so it works. Install in reverse.
There are a number of switches that need to be closed in order for the motor to operate. In particular there's a microswitch in the hood just above the left-hand seat which makes sure the motor doesn't operate until the hood has been lifted slightly.
My hood stopped working and I found the cable to the microswitch had been cut by the hood mechanism. Replacing the cable solved the problem.
if the cable is not broken then pull the release then take the side of your fist and pound on the hood starting towards the top drivers side and slowly move towards the latch try it a few times i have to do this every single time on my blazer