While looking through the grill, locate the hole on the right-hand side and very slightly to the rear of the latch mechanism. Using a thin long-handled flat-tipped screwdriver, coming from right to left at a 45 degree angle, insert it into the hole and pull the handle of the screwdriver to the left in a prying movement. Don't use much force because you don't want to break the latch. It'll pop right open.
This is a common problem with these trucks. A simple way to open the hood requires two people. Have someone pull the release as you simultaniously pull up on the hood. If it doesn't pop, try hitting it on each side a few times. If it still doesnt open, reach in through the grill and pull the release cable maunally. You may need a flashlight to locate the actual cable. Pull it firmly and it should pop open eventually.
how to open hood with a broken cable on a 1994 ford explorer
Pull the inside hood release and then go to the front of the Explorer and press down on the hood slightly while operating the auxillary hood release located just under the front edge of the hood at the center
you might be able to get under the car somehow and flip the hood release from the inside.
A universal hood release cable will work on the Ford Explorer if one is purchased that says it can be used on full size pickups and SUVs. The cable can be adjusted for length if that is necessary for the cable to fit properly.
The fuse for the side mirrors on a Ford Explorer are located in the main fuse panel. It can be found under the dash, near the hood release.
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try having someone bump the hood while you pull the latch
Between the hood release and the driver door under the dash.
go to the wreckers get a new one
Ford Explorer 1991-2001 Under hood, drivers side in firewall
Push down on the hood at the latch while a helper pulls the release. Then try to lift the hood. If the hood cable is broken or maladjusted, then it might be necessary to reach up from under the vehicle and try to release the hood.
I had the same problem had someone push down hard on the front hood while I pulled the inside hood release then put wd 40 lubricant.
grab the broken end of the cable with vice grips and pull it
Get someone to hold the hood release lever while you pull up on the hood.
That's the HOOD on your engine compartment
get a piece of wire and connect it to the latch keeping in long enough to reach
Reach through the plastic grill and pull cable!!!!!!
To open the hood on the 2000 Beetle if the hood release lever is broken inside the car, you can remove the glove compartment of the vehicle and find the release cable inside the dashboard. Pull the cable to open the hood. You will then need to replace the hood release lever.?æ
On a 1996 Ford Explorer : The Data Link Connector is behind a small plastic panel which removes ( or maybe flips up ) It is located in the lower part of the dash , below the steering wheel and between the inside hood release and the parking/emergency brake release
That would be the HOOD , that opens to gain access to the engine compartment
my hood stuck on left side