How do you open the hood on a 1999 VW Passat with broken hood release?
if you can pull out the cable cut off some of the cable were you can see the wire inside and pull the cable to open
How do you open the hood on 1999 New Beetle if plastic hood release tab under edge of hood is broken?
After pulling the inside hood release, pry open the hood slightly with you fingers and directly above the VW symbol, below the lip of the hood is your latch release. if it's not visible or broken, you'll nee a needle nose pliers to grab the stem and pull towards you while lifting the hood at the same time. hope this helps.
If the cable release is broken for the hood on a 2002 Kia Spectra, a person could crawl under the car and see if they can locate the broken part of the cable. If it is still attached to the hood, they could pull it to trip the hood latch. Otherwise, the car will have to be put on a hoist, and a long pole used to trip the hood latch.
That depends on a few things. If the cable has broken at the release handle, you can use Vice Grips or pliers to grab the end of the cable and pull. If the hood is stuck down you can have a helper pull up on the hood while you work the release in the car. If the cable has broken at the latch consult a pro for help. If you get a helper to hold…
Our 2004 Saturn Vue hood release can be opened (if the cable is not broken) by disconnecting the cable from the back of the release lever, grabbing the ball on the end of the cable with some large pliers ("channel locks") and pulling hard. A metal "wire keeper" bracket clamped to the cable end under the hood to serve as a spacer and the release lever works.
my 2001 does the same thing. its the spring in the latch release. I have to have my wife sit in the car and keep popping the hood release while i push in and up and down on the hood right where the latch release is over and over and eventually it gives. Once you get the hang of it you can do it by yourself.
How do you open the hood on a 1999 Cherokee Sport with a broken hood release when you pull on the release and it moves freely?
I had a similar problem with my 2000 Cherokee Sport... By removing the headlights and headlight mounting brackets, you can access the mounting bolts for the hood catches. One of the bolts was to the top right of the hole on the vertical panel and the other was above and to the right of the hole on the horizontal panel. Using a combination of sockets, extensions, and knuckles, the bolts can be removed. Once the…