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2004 Sequoia - hood latch cable broke - any way to release

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2004 Sequoia - hood latch cable broke - any way to release the hood from a different location?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 1 year ago.

Hello. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you today.

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The best way to open the hood is to have someone push down on it while you are pulling the cable.

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If you can access any part of the cable from under the hood, in the grill area, you can cut the outer housing and strip it to where you can grab the cable itself and pull on it, (while someone pushes down on the hood)

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If need be then you will have to lay down under the front of the vehicle and reach up in there with a screwdriver and activate the latch, where the cable goes.

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The only other way would be to get in there with a small wrench, and unbolt the latch itself.

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Thanks

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Expert:  Super Mechanic replied 1 year ago.

If you accept my additional service request for your email address, you can give me your email in a private info box and I'll send you the instructions in a PDF file, the file is rather large.

You will just have to accept the additional service offer and ENTER your email address in the “ENTER CONTACT INFO” section so that I can see it.

I do not have access to your email address,