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HOOD LATCH CABLE IS BROKEN COMPLETELY NOT AB

2004 Honda CRV

Electrical problem
2004 Honda CRV 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 82000 miles

Hi,

MY Honda CRV's hood latch cable is completely broken and came out. How to open the hood? Please provide me with a guide line
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Deepak05
August 9, 2010.





http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/416332_2004_honda_crv_hood_latch_1.jpg


First of all thank you so much for your donation.I posted a diagram of the hood latch under the hood so you can see what were up against.AS you can see it's all enclosed so we can't just slip in screwdriver in to pop it open.So where did the cable break?Did the end just fray and break at the release handle?What i think would be the easiest and less destructive to open the hood.Would be to cut the outer cable housing off and use a pair of vise gripe's to lock on the cable itself then pull it to open it.How much inner cable did you loose in inches?

Saturntech9
Aug 9, 2010.
Hi,
It seems the cable is broken and came out from the latch completely when we tried to pull it to open the hood somehow. There is no part of the cable attached to the latch now. Thats the situation. Please suggest a way to open it.

If I get under the car, will I be able to see the hood latch?

Is there a way to get into the latch through the front grill?

Tiny
Deepak05
Aug 10, 2010.


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You won't be able to get to it from underneath even if you could see it.Because as you can see from my posted diagram the bottom of the latch is closed off where the cable release's the hood.you can't remove the grill because first you would have to remove the front bumper cover and there are clip's you have to take out that are just under the edge of the hood.Your best bet is to see if you can see thru the grill and if you can see the hood latch.Then you could use a long 1/4" Drive extension with a socket or a wobble socket if you can't get a straight shot at it.Then you could remove the 3 bolt's holding it and the hood would open.Also see if maybe you could remove the bolt's thru the gap between hood and front end of the car.
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Saturntech9
Aug 10, 2010.

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