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9/14/14 10:35am - Original Message: 'hood wont open'
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hi  problem I cannot un latch the hood to get open     dwa

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9/14/14 1:29pm - Reply: 'Re: hood wont open'
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 Here's a post with pics that should help...

crossfire1982 said:
My car has a cover over the wiper trough so mine is a little more difficult to get to the holes in the bulkhead as yu can see.  The holes are plugged with rubber plugs that can be pushed out.  I took mine out and left them out.  The passengers side latch is located almost directly in front of the hole in the passengers side wiper trough. The part you will be probing for is shown HERE with a screwdriver.  You will need to push DOWN on this part with your tool.  The tool will need to be bent a little in order to get through the trough and engage the release as you see HERE.  This shot shows the tool engaging the release  . Since I have to go through the wiper door cover I made a SPECIAL TOOL  that you see here with a 12 inch scale.  I hope these help you
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There are other threads, too, that have the same problem...this is just one of them that had actual pics. Thumbs Up


HERE'S a shaky video of how to do it...



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9/14/14 3:04pm - Reply: 'Re: hood wont open'
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hi  does look easy but I am going to do it ,as a service mng at jeep dealership same thing  we could open in 5 mins,this I doned know  thanks for your time  here I go dwa

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9/14/14 5:50pm - Reply: 'Re: hood wont open'
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dwa175 said: hi  does look easy but I am going to do it ,as a service mng at jeep dealership same thing  we could open in 5 mins,this I doned know  thanks for your time  here I go dwa


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9/14/14 7:09pm - Reply: 'Re: hood wont open'
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 my spelling is   not the best      where is my book    dwa







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9/15/14 6:55pm - Reply: 'Re: hood wont open'
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note  when was openedhood took out rubber plugfor next time ,if there is a next time dwa

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9/15/14 7:26pm - Reply: 'Re: hood wont open'
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9/16/14 3:04pm - Reply: 'Re: hood wont open'
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Once you get your hood open you can install these emergency hood release cables.  I installed a pair and they work pretty well.  I got these at Corvette Central. 
 
 
 EMERGENCY HOOD RELEASE CABLE
 


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9/22/14 11:23pm - Reply: 'Re: hood wont open'
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thanks for info parts got here 9/19,put on e-cables   dwa

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