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2013 kia soul with hood closed and cable disconnected. How to open

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Soul yourself? What have you tried so far?

Tried following only on line that I could find on another make of kia- no help at all

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Kia
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Kia Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago
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To be honest, this task stinks, it is not easy at all.

You need to go through the grill with a socket and long extension to remove the latch bolts. Once it is unbolted lift the hood enough to get to the latch so you can manually release the latch. Then you can make the repairs. I believe the bolts are 10mm. I have attached a photo below.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
There are three bolts in a triangle shape. The pick showed the top two bolts. The bottom bolt in the triangle pattern is the only one that is accessible through the grill. Thank you for your effort. Will have to try another method.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks again for your effort. No other assistance required. Will attempt to figure out another method. Merry Christmas! Take Care
Kia Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

Unfortunately, there are no other methods to get to the latch without destruction. Sorry, you were not pleased with what you paid for.

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