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Old 08-14-2019, 02:11 AM   #1
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Looks like hood latch is broken and I can't open hood....How can I open
Hood without destroying the hood
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:43 AM   #2
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Never had that but you're not alone.

If a search reveals no tips here, then try a good led flashlight and a screwdriver poking through the grills? I suspect you'll need a bit more than that. Some have broken out the grill to get to what they needed to do.

...and a bump...and good luck. (A thread on this was here within the last couple of weeks I think. )
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Never had that but you're not alone.

If a search reveals no tips here, then try a good led flashlight and a screwdriver poking through the grills? I suspect you'll need a bit more than that. Some have broken out the grill to get to what they needed to do.

...and a bump...and good luck. (A thread on this was here within the last couple of weeks I think. )
Agree my grill is set up to release from clips. Then I would try to grease the latch and use a screwdriver to open.
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Old 08-17-2019, 09:43 PM   #5
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Hip...hip...horay...I was able to open hood...

I have had problem with ac...blah blah...I replaced a.c. Compressor and a.c. Condenser...when I disconnected hood latch cable at box near air box Imust have did a poor job of closing box. Short drive to has station and I dumped out all of my power steering fluid...when I returned home I could not open hood....Watcha numerous YouTube videos...and like always they make every thing look easy....tried to reach through grilled with screw driver....pulled grilled out (broke them)....still could not trigger latch....remove driver's side then signal light(yes with closed hood....and yes broke tab on light housing)...hopes to reach in and pull cable..but there was no cable to be found)...went to salvage your and found latch to study mechanism...after that an hour later (5-days he before and after work...not enough light at night to see)..latch open with nominal damage to peripherals...grilled needed to be replaced before this.....LESSON...if you disconnect your hood latch cable check and recheck fittings....IF you disconnect your power steering lines check and recheck connections...Perfect Storm disconnection of hood latch cable and disconnection of power steering lines...

Life is a bit better now...

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