Opening hood without the release

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My hood release handle broke off in my hand and is not working. I went to get an oil change and they were not able to open the hood. I'm wondering if there is a way to do this until I can get the release replaced. Thanks!
 

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What broke ? The handle inside the cabin? If that is the case, then a pair of Vice Grips or pliers to grab the end of the cable.

Cable itself? Underneath the car, up in front of the radiator....not easily done...

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Gotcha. I'm not sure where it's broken. But, the guys who tried to change my oil could not get the hood open. Is it even possible to reach it from underneath?
 

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Latches are on each side by the front of the doors.. under the hood.. Not up front ( sorry ) as I mentioned earlier... This video should help....


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Thanks, that was informative. But, I can't get the hood to open. The driver's side will unlatch (on its own sometimes) but the passenger side will not. I was hoping there might be a trick to get this open. I just need to get some things done like an oil change, before I can even think about replacing the release and cables. I appreciate your help!
 

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Thanks, that was informative. But, I can't get the hood to open. The driver's side will unlatch (on its own sometimes) but the passenger side will not. I was hoping there might be a trick to get this open. I just need to get some things done like an oil change, before I can even think about replacing the release and cables. I appreciate your help!
You cannt change the oil if the hood doesn't open!
 

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Exactly. But, I was hoping there's a way (a "trick") to get it open to get an ail change, etc. before I have the release and cables replaced. Like, you know, how Fonzie banged on the jukebox to get a record to play. Yes, I'm that old.
 

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Exactly. But, I was hoping there's a way (a "trick") to get it open to get an ail change, etc. before I have the release and cables replaced. Like, you know, how Fonzie banged on the jukebox to get a record to play. Yes, I'm that old.
No magic way, you need to have it fixed otherwise no way of access to engine.
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