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The hood release cable is broken and I can't open the hood.

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The hood release cable...

The hood release cable is broken and I can't open the hood.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you hear a thunk when you pull the lever?

No it just pulls free

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Subaru?

2006 Impreza

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

I have removed the front grill piece in the center but can't figure out how to release the latch

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Subaru
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Subaru Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 11 months ago
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Hello

I've attached an image of the hood latch

if you locate where the cable is attached and lift this portion up with some pliers

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Subaru Mechanic: Matt, Engineer replied 10 months ago

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