Hood Release Cable - 1AHRC00033

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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!


  • Hood Release Cable
  • Replaces dealer part number: 10407412
  • Built to strict quality control standards
  • Correct length
  • Cable only - Does NOT include handle

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

Item Condition: New

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 : Releasing the Hood Cable (0:39)
    • Push the cable underneath the hood latch with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Open the hood
    • Remove the three clips from the front panel with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Lift the panel up and out
    • Push the tabs on the clip on the release cable
    • Unclip the cable free from the hood latch
    • Pull the release cable free
  2. step : Removing the Lower Panel (2:01)
    • Unclip the clips attached to the cable with pliers
    • Push the tabs underneath the dash panel
    • Pull the panel down
    • Remove the two 7mm bolts from the lower dash panel
    • Remove the fuse box panel
    • Remove the lower panel
    • Disconnect the wiring harness
  3. step : Removing the Hood Release Cable (3:09)
    • Remove the 7mm bolts from the hood release handle
    • Pull the handle back through the brackets
    • Tie wire to the other end of the cable
    • Push the grommet on the hood release cable through and into the car
    • Feed the release cable into the car
    • Pull the cable through the lower dash panel area
    • Have someone watch the other end to make sure the wire isn't caught
  4. step : Installing the Hood Release Cable (4:57)
    • Pull the old hood release cable from the handle by pushing the tabs
    • Push the cable into the new handle
    • Tie the wire securely onto the new cable
    • Remove the cable from the handle to push the other end down in
    • Feed the cable through the boot and have someone pull it through
    • Pull the cable out
    • Tie the wire on to the cable
    • Feed the cable down in on the A/C lines
    • Pull the wire up through the headlight
    • Remove the clips from the headlight
    • Remove the headlight
    • Feed the cable up through the front
    • Untie the wire
  5. step : Installing the Hood Release Cable and Lower Panel (7:52)
    • Place the cable into the hood latch
    • Reclip the hood release cable
    • Re-clip the headlight
    • Push the cable back into the hood release latch
    • Replace the 7mm bolts to the hood release latch
    • Insert the lower dash panel into place
    • Replace the 7mm bolts to the lower panel
    • Push the panel in until it re-clips
    • Connect the fuse box panel
  6. step : Testing the Hood Release (9:11)
    • Spray the latch with penetrating oil
    • Place the panel over the hood latch
    • Replace the clips to the panel
    • Push the hood latch down with a screwdriver
    • Pull the hood release handle
    • Close the hood
    • Pull the hood release handle

Tools needed for replacement:

    Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Wire or String
  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Needle nose pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 7mm Socket

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Year Make Model Description
1997-2005Buick Century Buick Century Hood Release Cable
1997-2004Buick Regal Buick Regal Hood Release Cable
2000-2005Chevy Impala Chevy Impala Hood Release Cable
2000-2005Chevy Monte Carlo Chevy Monte Carlo Hood Release Cable
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Part #: 1AHRC00033

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