I can't open it!

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I can't open it!

Post by Dean... » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:10 pm

Hey all

I was adjusting the handle and I must have went to far and now I can't open it. We in Australia would call it a boot, at least we do when it's at the rear of the car. I don't know what people in other countries call it, so to save confusion I've included a pic.

I believe that when I pull the lever in the glove box that it is operating properly, but the front won't even pop up a little.

I'm currently contemplating cutting a hole underneath, but I decided to ask all you experts first I'm sure this isn't the first time such an issue has occurred

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Re: I can't open it!

Post by SCOTTRODS » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:49 pm

Have someone pull the release inside the car, while you push down on the handle on front of the car, and while they hold the lever, it should let you release the hood... and gain entry. Works that way for me when one is adjusted wrong...
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Re: I can't open it!

Post by Dean... » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:29 am

Thanks for the tip. I will give it a go tomorrow!

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Re: I can't open it!

Post by kenhoh » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:10 pm

Don't cut any holes. Just cut your hood handle in the middle and turn each half of the handle counter clockwise until the hood latch falls loose, and it's open just replace handle.

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Re: I can't open it!

Post by rrb6699 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:59 pm

I had the same issue. I had to punch the button for the trunk lid in with a hammer and a piece of rebar or something else that fits the button size. Once I punched it in Far Enough the Hood released. it was then I found out the bracket was bent thus not allowing the button to release the hood latch.

my release latch in the glove box was working fine. I just had to brace it open with a wedge while I push the button in with the hammer and rebar. By hammering the button in I did not damage anything.
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