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cloe0626, Auto Mechanic
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Experience:  was a mechanic in the army for four years and have been working at a dealer ship the past five years
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I have a Honda 2004 CRV and the hood latch is broken. How

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I have a Honda 2004 CRV and the hood latch is broken. How can you open the hood.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is there anyway of opening the hood. Do you have to take the tire off?
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hello
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

can you get a screw driver to the latch

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Not sure. It's pretty tight.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Can you take the tire off
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

yes you can take the tire off but you are going to need to get to the latch is it your wire to the hood release that is broke

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Not sure. I think it's stretched. If you take the tire off are you going to be close to the latch or be able to get to it easier.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
What if that don't work can you brake the grill to get to it.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

here is what you need to do taking the tire off isnt really going to help you take a pair of vice grips and get ahold of the cable behind the lever to the hood release and pull it as far as you can it should pop it open for you

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
We will try that. So from inside the car use the vice grips.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

yes grab the cable behind the hood latch if you need anything else let me know be sure to rate my service when you get the chance

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
If that don't work can you help me tomorrow.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Last resort is the grill a lot of money. I know you can get to the latch behind that. Thanks
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

i sure will

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks you. If you have any other ideas let me know. Do you know much about the CRV
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

yeah i have an 02

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Lol. Is the grill a lot of money if it gets broke.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

about 100 dollars but you shouldnt have to brake the grill

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks. I will let you know tomorrow. Have a good night.
Expert:  cloe0626 replied 9 months ago.

you too

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
We had to take it to the dealer. Nothing would work. Thanks.