Hood cable broke cant get hood open

Asked by Jan 19, 2017 at 01:37 PM about the 2004 Honda Element DX AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a honda element and my hood cable broke. I
can't get the hood up and I need to put oil in my
car. I've tried to find the cable but it's under the

2 Answers


You will have to get under the front of the car and use a long tool to trip the latch. Good luck.


where did the cable break ,under the hood or under the dash ,? If it broke in the cabin there might be strands of wire you can get vise grips on and pull it open .

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