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What To Do If You Have a Stuck Hood Latch Or Hood Wont Open

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What To Do If You Have a Stuck Hood Latch Or Hood Wont Open

Created on: 2014-08-22

Learn how to pop your hood without using the handle on the inside of your vehicle. This trick might come in handy if yours is stuck or rusted!

  1. step 1 :Releasing the Hood Latch
    • Locate where the hood latch connects to the cable
    • Identify which direction the cable pulls the latch lever
    • Pull the lever that direction with a flat blade screwdriver

Tools needed for replacement

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

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In this video, we're going to show you how to pop the hood on this Monte Carlo without using the hood release lever inside the car. This is similar for a lot of vehicles, basically if your hood release lever breaks or the cable breaks, this should help you out.

What you're going to want to first do is go up underneath the car and find where the cable connects to the latch mechanism. Then, whichever way the cable is going to pull it, push that lever and you will pop the hood open. It's easy on this Monte Carlo. It might not be as easy on some vehicles.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver


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