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hood latch

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by fourperf, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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    fourperf

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    Hi guys, I removed the hood latch under the steering wheel and now I think the cable is disconnected under the hood in the front because I cannot pull the cable to release the latch. How can I open the hood to sort it out?

    thanks

    mark
     
  2. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:23 AM
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    mntbiker2008

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    you sure it is connected to the release handle thats under the dash? i dont think the hood latch part would come undone that easy.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    Crom

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    Put it back, it should still work. I've moved it out of the way a few times.
     
  4. Apr 23, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    I put it back and it wont release. there seems to be too much slack in the cable. is there another way to release the hood?

    thanks a lot

    mark
     
  5. Apr 23, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    hendooman

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    can you just disconnect the wire from the handle and pull in manually?
     
  6. Apr 24, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    fourperf

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    it was caught in a weird way under the hood. I ended up bending the latch guard slightly (I was under the truck) then pushing the latch with a extra long screwdriver. what a pia. thanks for the suggestions guys.

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