Hood release


Asked by Dec 10, 2007 at 09:13 PM about the 1996 Mercury Mystique 4 Dr GS Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The hood release does not release the latch so I can open the hood. Any advise on how I can get the hood opened without taking it to the shop?

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go through grill and will see cable just pull it.

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Papa is right. If you look through the grille you will see a cable leading to the latch mechanism. Pull on the exposed portion of the cable and the hood should come loose.

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I can't see a cable but I saw a spring. Would that have anything to do with it?

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Hi Papa. I looked but I couldn't see a cable but I saw a spring. How far back would the cable be and what could I use? My needle nose pliers are too thick to get through the grill unless it is right at the front.

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if you cant see cable it probley broak at latch try using a long flathead screwdriver dont pry on anything on right look for a half or upsidedown U sort of like this u and push sideways to driver side hood should open,PS this is the part the cable pulls to open.try not to tear it up .if you bend it a little is ok can straighten back with plyers.hope this info is helpful,you do it right hood will pop open.

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I see a round hole and inside the hole there is another round piece that seems to have a wire end (going through) it. I try pushing this round piece through the hole by rotating the screwdriver, but nothing happens except the hood lock clicks. It's as if it would open if I just were able to turn the round part more, but that's not possible.

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