The latch is broken or out of adjustment.
The only way i can think of would be to remove your bumper so you can get to the latch, and either unbolt the latch from the core support or unbolt it from the hood...
dodge truck broken hood latch
go through the grill and use a heavy duty screwdriver to pry back the latch
You will need to remove the grill from your 2000 GMC Jimmy. With the grill removed. You can remove the hood latch retaining bolts. The hood will be released with the latch bolts removed.
A Honda Civic hood latch is usually located underneath the dashboard on the left of the driver. In some models, it may be located on the floor by the drivers seat.
Use a set of pliers to pull the cable even if the plastic latch is broken...
If you mean the cable that goes to your latch and its snapped or something easiest way to do it is basicly grab a hold of the cable and pull on it and of latch would.
REACH THROUGH THE GRILL WITH A SCREWDRIVER, THERE IS A SMALL NOTCH ON THE HOOD LATCH TWIST THE SCREWDRIVER IN THAT NOTCH REACH THROUGH THE GRILL WITH A SCREWDRIVER, THERE IS A SMALL NOTCH ON THE HOOD LATCH TWIST THE SCREWDRIVER IN THAT NOTCH
There is a screwdriver slot behind the grill that will operate the hood latch. Look for it on the driver's side.
There is a screwdriver slot behind the grill that will operate the hood latch. Look for it on the driver's side
my latch is broken on my Honda and all i did was put a bungy cord thru the loop in the hood and pull it to the tow hitch on the bottom of the car and it works fine
IF the Cable is broken on the hood latch, I used a long, flat head screwdriver. Locate the eyelet under the hood, and push it with the screwdriver. It's difficult, but it works. Replace the hood latch before you close the hood. Good zluck.
Take the grill out and remove the bolts holding the latch on.
i would probably use a screwdriver to nudge where the latch used to be to pop it open
How to open of my BMW 745LI Yr 2003 hood ,whose Hood latch is broken while tried to open the hood
how to get a 2001 isuzu trooper hood open if release cable is broken
you can get to the latch through the grill
my hood latch did the same thing, and i found the only way to make it catch is by manually pushing the hood release button BACK IN before closing the hood and then it seems to work fine If you have to manually push the release back in to operate the mechanism, you have one of two problems. The spring on the hood latch is broken or the hood latch or release cable is corroded and sticky. Locate the hood latch near the radiator and spray it liberally with a penetrating lubricant, visually check to see if the return spring is broken. If the spring is good and the lubricant doesn't fix the problem you will need to replace the cable, which looks much like the brake cables on a bicycle.
Use a screwdriver to release the hood latch through the front grille. Take a look at the hood latch on another car to get an idea of how they work.
Have 1 person pull on cord with pliers and 2nd person use fist to pound on hood where hood latch is and/or use screwdriver to pry open hood.
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.
crawl under the car and see if you can see the hood latch and cable grab the cable give it a good YANK to the right it may take a few tries but it has worked for me before, hope it works for you.
try the door.