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This hood release cable is a new, aftermarket replacement part. It is just what you need to repair or replace broken or defective cables and bring back the safety and integrity of a safely latched hood. It also helps to be able to open your hood again!

Specifications:

  • Hood Release Cable with Handle
  • Replaces dealer part number: 21997874
  • Correct length
  • Direct replacement
  • Built to strict quality control standards

This hood release cable makes a great replacement and has good cost savings over a dealer unit.

Part Details

  • Includes: with Handle

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser.

  1. step : Removing the Hood Latch (0:37)
    • Apply penetrating oil to the hood latch
    • Apply white grease to the latch
    • Mark the latch position with a marker
    • Remove the three 10mm bolts from the hood latch
    • Pull the hood latch up and out
    • Pry the latch cable out of the latch with a flat blade screwdriver
  2. step : Removing the Latch Handle (2:41)
    • Pry off the driver side kick panel by hand
    • Pull back the floor insulation
    • Remove the 10mm nut from the latch handle
    • Pull the latch handle off of the stud
  3. step : Removing the Latch Cable (3:22)
    • Tie wire or string around the hood end of the latch cable
    • Remove three 10mm bolts from the headlight panel
    • Unclip the cable with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Pull the cable through the engine bay
    • Remove the 10mm bolt from the battery ground strap
    • Pull the ground strap aside
    • Remove the two 7mm bolts from the panel beneath the dash
    • Pull down the panel beneath the dash
    • Unclip the wiring harnesses from the panel
    • Set the panel aside
    • Pull the insulation aside
    • Pull out the latch cable grommet
    • Pull the hood release cable through the firewall as an assistant guides it through the engine bay
    • Pull the latch cable out
    • Untie the wire from the latch cable
  4. step : Threading the New Latch Cable (7:29)
    • Tie the wire to the new latch cable
    • Feed the cable through the firewall as an assistant pulls the string to guide the cable
    • Apply hand soap to the cable grommet
    • Push the grommet into place as the assistant pulls on the cable
  5. step : Reinstalling the Latch Handle (9:17)
    • Put the latch handle onto the stud
    • Fasten the 10mm nut onto the latch cable
    • Clip the wiring harnesses onto the panel underneath the dash
    • Push the panel into place
    • Insert the two 7mm bolts into the panel
    • Push the kick panel into place
  6. step : Installing the Latch Cable (9:55)
    • Pull the latch cable through its route
    • Push the latch cable into its clips
    • Put the battery ground wire into place
    • Insert the 10mm bolt into the ground wire
    • Thread the latch cable to the hood latch mounting area
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the headlight panel
  7. step : Installing the Hood Latch (11:31)
    • Untie the wire from the cable
    • Clip the cable into the latch
    • Put the latch into place
    • Insert the three 10mm bolts into the latch
  8. step : Aligning the Hood Latch (12:10)
    • Line up the latch with the marks from Step 1
    • Tighten the three 10mm bolts
    • Close the hood
    • Make sure the hood is lined up evenly
    • Test the latch handle
    • If there is too much tension at the handle, raise the latch
    • If there is too little tension, lower the latch
    • Apply white grease to the latch and the striker

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Assistant

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • Wire or String
  • White Grease
  • Soapy Water
  • Marker / Writing Utensil

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 10mm Socket
  • 7mm Socket

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TBSS hood release cable
Great part, great customer service! Love the youtube help videos, invaluable!!
February 10, 2018
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2002-2009GMC Envoy GMC Envoy Hood Release Cable with Handle
2002-2006GMC Envoy XL GMC Envoy XL Hood Release Cable with Handle
2004-2005GMC Envoy XUV GMC Envoy XUV Hood Release Cable with Handle
2003-2008Isuzu Ascender Isuzu Ascender Hood Release Cable with Handle
2002-2003Oldsmobile Bravada Olds Bravada Hood Release Cable with Handle
2005-2009Saab 9-7X Saab 9-7X Hood Release Cable with Handle
Part #: 1AHRC00026


Order must be placed by 4pm ET

Get it in: 2 - 4 Business Days

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How-to Video:

(13:59 min)