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Saturn ion hood release

Hood release cable needs to be replaced

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Take it to a Saturn dealer with a service department and they will repair or replace it for you.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012

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  • jbpitch
    jbpitch Jul 27, 2012

    For Free?

  • Coaltowner Jul 27, 2012

    If it is under warranty, yes. If not, then expect to pay for the service.

  • jbpitch
    jbpitch Jul 27, 2012

    Not under Warranty...Trying to handle it in house with the economy being what it is and all....

  • Coaltowner Jul 27, 2012

    So, you stated in your post, "Hood release cable needs to be replaced". You've apparently diagnosed that it needs replacement and not repair. Have you taken it to either a dealer or independent auto shop to verify that? Do you feel competent to replace it yourself? You will still need to visit the dealer to get the appropriate replacement parts. And many will at least look at it to tell you what you need and how to do it. In fact, if it is really a minor fix, will do it on the spot and at no charge, for the sake of good (future) customer relations.

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have you tried to crawling under the car and using a pair pliers to pull on the cable. If you go under the car just in front of the fire wall you should be able to see the cable hanging there. Just pull ******* it.

Posted on Dec 24, 2008

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Try pulling the Hood Release and Going to the Front. Use the Ball of your Fist on the Very front of the Hood Lightly where the Latch is and It should Release.

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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the alignment must be off...are all the seams on the side equal?
Has someone sat on or bumped the hood?  Can you see what's hitting?  Is the hood pin going into the hood latch?  Has someone played with the latch while the hood is up and it's not in position to receive the latch pin?

Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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Dana Newcombe

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This is not easy, I'll tell you this up front. If it were you'd be missing your battery in the morning....lol. First, you've got to go to a crafts shop or hardware store and find a piece of solid metal rod with a 1/16th diameter and 30 inches long. At one end you want to bend an "L" shape the width of a pair of vicegrips teeth. At the other end you want to wrap the rod around your hand, as best as possible(this will become your handle). With a good small flashlight in one hand and the rod in the other, lie one the ground and look up underneath the bumper towards the hoodlatch at the top of the radiator support. Within this area you'll see a small part of the pull cable. where this connects to the mechanism you want to pull it towards the drivers side fender. Your hood should now pop to the saftey latch position. open the hood and get your release cable replaced asap. Thank you, Dana. P.S. don't get discouraged, this takes patience and some time.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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Ned C Cook

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SOURCE: 2006 saturn ion door locks and trunk pop wont work....

The remote won't ework because the problem is in the vehicle. Just for test purposes and possible remedy. Remove and clean the negative battery cable. Ensure a clean , tight connection. Then find the body ground. Yhis ground is locted usually at the top rear of the engine. .I's a snall stainless steel strap bolted to the engine and fire wall, This must olsobe clean with a good contack. Might as well clean the + cable and connection on the battery while you are there. Good luck and keep me posted olease. Good Luck, Ned_

Posted on Oct 03, 2009

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