CABLE FOR HOOD RELEASE SNAPPED

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 1997 Jeep Cherokee
  • 97,000 miles

Cable for hood release snapped. Can't open hood. How do you open hood to replace cable.

Saturday, January 19th, 2013 AT 11:01 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
  • Expert
  • 16,290 posts

Can you get at the wire cable? I've seen several hood release handles, where the plastic handle broke, but, the wire cable was still there. I used a pair of vice grips to grab the wire cable and pull.

If there is no wire cable to grab, maybe you can remove the front grille, see if you can reach the release mechanism to open the hood. I've seen universal hood release cables in the autostores, I thought they were over-priced.

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Saturday, January 19th, 2013 AT 11:40 PM

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