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Old 02-02-2017, 12:57 PM   #21
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Your cable is snapped. That little circle that's made it's way up the cable should be attached to the outer cable casing, and that is what allows the cable inside to apply pressure to the lever to unlock it.

Service should be responsible for replacing that cable if the hood was working when you dropped the car off, and tell them to send the car back to the bodyshop and fix the hood for your trouble.

THe arrows in the attachment show the parts I'm speaking of.

The dust is knocked off the bracket because that's where the "hat" that allowed the cable to work used to seat before it was broken off.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:35 PM   #22
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... Service should be responsible for replacing that cable if the hood was working when you dropped the car off, and tell them to send the car back to the bodyshop and fix the hood for your trouble. ...
Responsible for doing and competent to do the work are different. I'd be wary about letting them do anything else to the car if it were mine.
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... Took me 2 minutes from the bottom with my hand. The idiots never pulled the tray to try.

Reach between the fan and motor angling from the driver side. Just above the spring you can hit the lever and pop your hood. ...
Next time I have the tray off to do an oil change I plan to practice doing this with the hood open so I can see what I'm doing. Should be easier then if I ever have to do it blind.
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