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Opening the hood with a dead battery

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Turbo, there're two ways...  first look in your owner's manual...  There is a cable around the right side head light bucket area.  Pretty difficult to 

get to unless you know where it is.  The second and easiest would be to jump the electrical lugs at the kick panel fuse panel.  You'll need an

auxiliary 12 volt source for this.  Again this procedure is described in your owner's manual.


In my case when I had the front bumper cover off I routed the hood cable to the tow eye plug, so I would just need to pop off the tow eye plug 

and the cable was right there.  Oh, I had to drill an 1/8" hole in the aluminum bumper to pull the cable through to the plug area.

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Third way is to use a plastic wedge and pry apart the bumper and left rear tail light.  Not much, but enough to use a coat hanger to fish out the cable. There is an emergency release cable under there for the engine lid.  Find it and open the engine lid.  Use the engine compartment jumper points to hook up a 12V source, then pop the front hood.  That is a lot easier than finding the front trunk emergency release cable.

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