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Hood won't open and the emgergency cable is snapped!

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I am having a really bad week... or maybe month. Let's start off with the fact my circulate pump on my heat went at the beginning of the month, then two days after that my hot water heat went. I figured it was only a matter of time for the third thing to go wrong so I just waited for it. Let's just say I wasn't surprised to see that my car one day wouldn't start.... I tried to pop the hood and got nothing, after about hour of trying to jump start the fuse that has the hood picture on it I gave up and had the car towed to my mechanic. After dropping it off I found that you can jump start it in the engine compartment or hook up a battery trickle ( which is what my mechanic did). He explained to me that once he did that my car started right up. I found it odd but nevertheless was happy that it wasn't the starter or battery ( as of now) cause i can't nor can my mechanic open the front hood to check the battery. So, I decided to go to my emergency cable to pop my hood and to my great luck the cable is snapped and just stuffed up in the wheel well... Just a side note I am the second owner of this car so .... So now what do I do to get into my car.... Any suggestions.. Can I removed the bumper and get to the hood release.. plz any help would be great.

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Sorry to hear about your bad luck! Sounds like the stuff that usually happens to me! :) On thought:

Go to an auto part store and buy a small battery that plugs into your cigarette lighter for the purpose of starting cars when batteries are dead. Leave it plugged in for about 20 minutes and it gives you enough charge to open your hood latch.

You may also try this: (A youtube video link).

Good luck!


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Regarding the previous post, it sounds like his battery is OK. To make sure, have the car running when you attempt to use the regular hood release latch.

Another thing to try again with the car running to make sure there is adequate voltage, try pressing the lock/unlock switch on the dash multiple times... perhaps the hood is locked.

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Well, here is what I learned, I took it all apart as i was lucky enough to get the hood open and I found that this... Now here is my question, I know the white cable attached to the acutator is broken where clips into the lower latch but now I looked on dcautomotive and pelicanparts. and its a picture confusing, I see that the parts numbers as this :

Hood release cable (2) (b1)

Item Number: 99651101701- this is the off the actuator???? sold separately or comes in one hold piece with acutator? Hood latch-lower

Item Number: 99651105302- lower trunk latch Emergency hood latch release cable

Item Number: 99651152100

http://dcauto.gotdns.com/search/index?target=996-511-127-00+&searcher=&commit=Search does this come with cable as one piece?





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