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Satoshi/Grillcraft - How Do You Open The Hood?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Tunngavik, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. Tunngavik

    Tunngavik [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hope this isn't one of those questions where the answer is embarrassingly obvious but how do you open your hood if you have one of these grills installed.

    When I pop the hood from the interior of my truck I still have to go around the front, reach around the Toyota emblem and lift the hood catch to unlock the hood.

    Wouldn't one of these grills totally block your hand from accessing the hood catch?

    Did a search but couldn't really find an answer on the forums.
     
  2. himmie

    himmie Well-Known Member

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    I never opened the hood through the grille. I didn't know that was possible. Ha.
     
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    NelsonTacoma This is my derpawayinator!!!!!

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    That's what I thought. There is a little handle you push just below the hood and just above the grille. OP is doing it the hard way I guess......
     
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    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    Stick your fingers between the hood and top of grill :)
     
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    himmie Well-Known Member

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    Yup, that's what I do. That's what I do with all of our Toyotas. The latch is on the same side on all of ours too.
     
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    tacobo670 if you have to ask, u can't afford it

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    if u had owned a 1st gen, this would be a concern because to open the hood u must stick a finger in between the vertical space in the grill to release the hook.

    if u owned a 2nd gen, u would know that the hood release hook is above the grill. so when u pop the hood latch, u lift up the hood a little so there is space between the hood n the grill, stick a finger in, n it opens right up. (pun intended)
     
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    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Open your hood and take a look st the release.
     
  9. xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    Fortunately there's two ways of doing this hood release :) I only knew of the upper one for the longest time
     
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    lol. OP you doing the hard way. that i thought was impossible. lol. i just pull the latch on the inside, go to the front lift hood a little and stick fingers between the top of grill and hood and release that latch.
     
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    My 2000 opens with the finger between grill and hood method. Two fingers works better. :D
     
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    mash25 Roll Tide Roll

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  13. Molon Labe

    Molon Labe Never LBS

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    I did a Satoshi on my 2012. I cut off 2" of the under the hood latch for the grill clearance. I can still pop it between the hood and the grill once the interior latch is activated. No big issue.
     
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