Hello and welcome to Just Answer Jeep. First of all can you tell which end of the cable broke? If it broke at the release handle end, then you should be able to remove the kick panel (the trim around the handle) and use a pair of pliers to grasp the cable and pull on it to release the latch. If it seems to have broken at the latch end, then I will need to look at a vehicle like yours when I get to the shop tomorrow and then send you the procedure on how to release the latch. Let me know,
When I get to the shop tomorrow, I will find a jeep like your and try to get a solution to you.
Hello again. I am now at the shop and have a jeep like yours in my stall. It looks like the only way to do this is: Look through the the grille and locate the latch near the top center area. You will see 2 13 mm nuts holding the latch to the radiator support. I think you should be able to remove those 2 nuts with a 1/4 inch drive ratchet, with an extension and use a 13mm wobbly socket. Once you get the nuts off, try to pry the latch assembly forward while lifting the hood up. You should be able to get the hood up far enough to gain access to the latch and manually release it from the hood striker. Try this and let me know how it goes.
Hello again, Just checking to see if my last suggestion was any help to you. Let me know how it went. Thanks,
You may be looking to far back. Look up between the front bumper and the AC condenser
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