IS THERE A WAY I COULD ADD AN ALTERNATIVE POWER SOURCE IN ORDER TO GET MY HOOD TO OPEN?

  • Tiny
  • vasti
  • 2007 Ford Ranger
  • 84,000 miles

My 2007 Ford Ranger Super Cab xlt 2500 tdi hood latch only works if the vehicle is switched on. I disconnected my battery and closed the hood, now I cannot re-open the hood to reconnect my battery. I cant start my car and my window is left open. Is there a way I could add an alternative power source in order to get my hood to open?

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 7:53 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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I don't know what you could be referring to but there is nothing electrical associated with the hood release unless you added it. It opens with a mechanical cable from the inside.

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 9:59 AM
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I bought the car second-hand, so I will have to phone the previous owner. Is there any possible solution to my predicament?

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 10:03 AM
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I have no idea what your predicament even is. There is nothing electrical associated with the hood release as I already stated. If the cable is broken or disconnected, then you will somehow have to access the latch to release it which won't be easy.

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 10:07 AM
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It is not broken, the hood latch only opens the hood when the key is in the ignition and the vehicle is turned on.

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Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 AT 10:11 AM

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