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Experience:  Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering, worked 8 years as a Formula 1 engine engineer.
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Maserati GranSport: Hood latch wont pop hood on 2006 gransport,

Customer Question

Hood latch wont pop hood on 2006 gransport, is there another way?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.

1st thing to try is to have your assistant push down on the leading edge of the hood slightly - just enough to take the spring pressure off the latch

then try pulling the cable again

if this doesn't work then you might be able to get to the hood latch from underneath
but this will mean removing the undertray and reaching up in front of the radiator to try and flick the latch with a long screwdriver

otherwise its a case of destroying the front grill to access the latch I'm afraid
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
THX Matt, upon further investigation i found a secondary latch next to the main hood latch. the secondary latch has a rubber loop upon pulling released the hood.

thx for your info but it did not help solve the issue. Good Luck.

Expert:  Matt replied 3 years ago.