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Hood release handle broke in my 2005 saturn ion how do i get to the cable in the plastic part where the latch broke to grab the cable

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Confusing post if your talking about the handle that you pull inside the passenger compartment then unbolt the bracket that it's attached to and you will see the cable ///if you Mean the hood latch safety tab that you lift or move to the side to open the hood after cable release you must disconnect the lock latch or the hood striker that it locks onto and raise the hood this can be done by removing the the front grille panel or by coming in from under the vehicle to unbolt the lock latch assembly from the radiator support

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SOURCE: hood release cable wont release hood latch

Adjust at the pull handle inside the car.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: can't open hood

if you can still get to the little steel cable, a extremely tight pair of vise grips and a moderate amount of force will do the trick.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken tab to hood release cable

Get a long screwdriver and try to release the secondary latch that way. Or if you have small hands reach up under the hood and pull the secondary latch toward the left.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: 99 VW Beetle Hood Release Cable plastic tab broke

the only way to purchase is a whole cable

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: stuck hood on 2000 ford 250, latch release won't work

2000 FORD SUPER DUTY 5.4 HOOD STICKS.YOU CAN HAVE AN ASSISTANT PULL THE HOOD CABLE AND EASILY OPEN THE HOOD BUT THE HOOD WILL NOT POP UP ON ITS OWN..ANY ADVISE?

Posted on Nov 05, 2009

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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


OK, if the cable is the part that broke AND it broke at the handle, then you can use a pliers or vise grip to grab the end and pull on it to pop the hood, if it broke somewhere inside the cable, then you will need some needle nosed pliers to reach under the hood and grab it there. if it broke off at the hood latch itself, then you will need to get/ make a hook or pushing rod to engage the mechanism directly to release the latch and then replace the cable the latch looks like this:

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When you want to pop the bonnet you firstly release the catch from the passenger side footwell, them you pull the plastic release device which pops out from under the bonnet, if the plastic release device...


At the left floor the cable that releases the hood is behind the kick panel. The plastic handle that broke off can be accessed by removing the panel and you will see the last bit of the plastic handle that is threaded on the steel rod. I an emergency you can grab the rod with pliers and pull to release the hood (bonnet). Go to you local dealer and you can order a new handle or go to a wrecking yard and find your car model and just remove and purchase the used handle. You may be able to grab the rod that the handle broke off from with out removing the panel. Good luck.

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I'm going to tell you how( thinking the handle inside the car broke). This handle is made of plastic(replacement handle is a dealer item, pay to much for it), and the cable behind it usually breaks at the plastic connector. you need a pair of vise grips. attach the vice grips to the cable, and pull. It will release the hood. Now if the cable itself broke going to the hood, you will have to remove the grill( is held in place by screws). Remove the grill, and you will be able to pull the release pin on the hood latch, releasing the hood. hope this helps, and please rate, helpful or not

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