We get this from time to time. Usually you can get to the mechanism unless it has a guard over it. Then you have to have patience and luck. Find the cable where it comes out to the grill and try to disconnect the cable jacket from where it is held onto the latch. Then pull the whole cable, inside and out, together as a unit. Don't let the inner core move independently from the outer sheath. The idea is to grab the whole cable and pull on it and the latch should open. You have to disconnect the outer sheath from where it is attached to the latch for this to work. Sometimes you can remove the grill and see where the latch bolts on. Then remove the bolts and the hood and latch will come up as an assembly. Then you can unlatch the hood from the latch once everything is out in the open and visible.
"IN my case the cable actually came out of the latch. So I could pull on that sucker till the cows came home, but it wasn't gong to help. I just removed the front grill plastic. Four little torx head screws and then I unlatched it with a screw driver. Took about 20 minutes."
That answer worked perfectly! Then I cut away the plastic shroud inside the car around the broken lever and removed the lever mounting bracket (three hex head screws) with a socket and ratchet. Then exposed a couple of inches of cable by cutting away the wire reinforced plastic sleeve. Then clamped an inexpensive pair of locking pliers to the bare cable such that it would not only be handy for releasing the latch in the future, but also to serve as a weight to prevent any slack in the cable from causing the other end to jump out of the hood latch again. Also, make sure that the rubber grommet is still properly seated in the firewall hole to keep dangerous fumes from entering the passenger space. It is easily accessed from the inside.
The car engine will be totally inoperative!
The panel is broken. Replace it
Broken engine fan temp sensor.
Check for a broken cv shaft, if not check trans fluid for debris.
Broken or rusted out exhaust system.
I just had mine fixed at the shop because I went to open the hood, and the handle broke, rendering it ineffective. He had to take off the grill, and headlight in order to actuate the cable that opens the hood, and then of course he replaced the broken handle, which he said is a common occurrence. Junk vehicle.
The clockspring is the electrical connection under the steering wheel. If it is broken the horn and cruise switches are no longer part of the circuit.
How do you change a timing belt on a 1999 Plymouth Breeze belt was broken?
Use a cloth to protect your hand from broken glass, you must force the bulb from the socket, check for debris in the socket before replacing with a new bulb.
it is next to drivers side on floor in front, take pliers and pull up on cable, this will release hood latch
Uh, with a screwdriver?
You must pull off the rear interior panel and manually release the mechanism. It can be difficult and cumbersome. Be certain to not break the plastic!
You will have to remove the turn signal housing assembly, then turn it upside down and shake it till the remains of the old bub fall out. hope this helps
Remove the center console and go in from the back and release the tab manually (screwdrvier)
If the hood release on a VW Jetta is broken, whether its the cable or the plastic piece, you will need to remove the center shield under the vehicle. It is connected by four screws. Reach up under the vehicle and manually push the hood cable down with your hands to pop it open.
Throughout the years many pieces have broken off and since been removed. The first break was when it was loaded on a carriage. I believe that is why it has always been called Plymouth Rock and not Plymouth Rocks.
i just had to do this on the road, i used an ice scraper handle and a flash light. if you look under the dash behind the release handle you can see the lever to pry on to release the brake, caution the peddle may snap up and hit you.
if the hymen is broken or there is any other tearing, yes there may be bleeding
If you look under the glove compartment, you will see that there is a plastic gear. It might have a broken tooth or teeth. Replacong the gear usually solve the problem. It also help if you find out why it got broken. Maybe the driven element is froze.
Alternator defective, or alternator belt broken or slipping.
Remove the grill, cut the cable and pull it with a pair of pliers or vice grips. It might even be possible to push the release on the latch manually, after the grill is removed.
Happened to me a few months ago. Remove the inside rear panel and pull the latch manually. Then you can unscrew the broken latch and replace it.
reach thru front grill with long pair of needlenose plies grab cable and pull towards driverside headlight....email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The relays are located on the driver side inner fender... I heard that you can take the horn relay out and change it with the fuel pump relay and if the fuel pump works and horn doesnt then you know that it was the relay... Fuses are easy to check, just look at it, if it is broken then its the fuse.