Reach through the plastic grill and pull cable!!!!!!
pull the hood release and then pull out and up hard on the outside hand standing in front of the car it will pop loose. I has worked for me many times.
Either get someone to pull and hold the hood release lever open or find some other means, like using the seatbelt, and then try pulling up on the hood. This should pop the hood, and then of course to fully open the hood you would need to find the release latch that is under the hood but above the grill, to the left of center. The hood release mechanism may be stuck or need some lube and a little working.
First check to see that the hood is shut tight. then operate the hood release then go around to the front of the hood and give the nose of the hood a firm thump down with the side of your fist. Many times this will release the hood latch. Once open, lubricate the latch and stretch the pop up spring out a little with your hand.
Get someone to hold the hood release lever while you pull up on the hood.
There are hood tools. But if it is stuck, you might have to jack her up, remove the wheel, and back fender skirt. Then the fun begins. If it is broken at the hood connection, you will have to bend a metal rod to reach, and pull.
The easiest way to open up your hood is to have someone pull the hood release lever for you. While they are pulling on the lever, you can then pull up on the hood.
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 the the hood release open on the inside and tap lightly, with the side of your fist, on the front of your hood just above the grill. This will usually work if the cable is not broken.
To fix a hood latch on a 2003 VW Jetta that is stuck shut, the car should be put up on a hoist. A long pole will be needed to then trip the hood latch. Then the cable can be repaired and the car lowered.
There are two positions for the wipers on an ES330, winter and summer position. The summer position is down under the hood, and the winter position is where I imagine they are now. To switch between the two, just requires a push down to summer position, or a tug up to winter position. The idea between the two positions is that in winter, with snow on the car, the wipers won't get stuck underneath the hood, but during the summer, when that isn't a concern, they can be tucked out of the way for a cleaner look.
All Stuck Up - 1920 was released on: USA: December 1920
my 1998 mountaineer hood release will not work. Is there another way to open it?