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Richard, Jaguar Technician
Category: Jaguar
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Experience:  12 years at a Ford/Lincoln Mercury and Jaguar dealer as technician and shop foreman.
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Ugg 05 Xtype. Hood release cable frozen. Cannot even get

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Ugg 05 Xtype. Hood release cable frozen. Cannot even get first hood release to unlatch. Removed interior trim and gave cable some tugs...no luck.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.

If pulling the cable with pliers or give grips does.jt

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.

Not work then we can pop the latches from underneath.

Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.

Go under the front of the vehicle and you will see rectangular cut out in the lower bumper under tray. Look straight up and you will see the bottom of the latches. Removing the under tray may make it easier. Then you can use a long screwdriver or tool to move the latch.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Is it usually the latches or cable that needs Attention?
Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.

Usually it is the cable. It can also be a sticking latch.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Longest screwdriver is 16 inches....long enough?
Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.

It may just be enough. Even a long thin rod may work.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
am I pushing, sliding on the latch?
Expert:  Richard replied 9 months ago.

You will be sliding it. Once you locate the bottom shine a light up there and you will see exactly what I am talking about.