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Ecklers Has a tool looks like dipstick with a hook on the end . From the picture you stick it in along the outside edge of the reciver , hook the cable pull and twist the rod to open the hood . Now the hard part is that you have to do this on both sides , Release one side lift that side out of latch then go to the other side and repete. If you have a cataloge look under "hood acc" . Good luck Andy
if you need to open it and you can't,well,i'be been there,you have to have a skinny arm.-
Usually one side cable breaks only,so,take off the little fender,and let your arm inside,make a hook with a coat hanger,then locate the latch with your hand,once located,"hook the hook" to the latch guiding it with the "hand that knows where is the latch" and get your hands off there,stand and try to pull the latch to the center,you have to make it slide to the engine.-
I hope i explain myself,then,get some zip ties or emergency cables and try to open it with them until you get a new cable,btw when you get your cable dont forget to buy 2 new latch retainers !