Question about 2005 Kia Spectra
Hood release cable has slack in it makes it rough opening hood. Would like to get it replaced. Looking for 1. picture of what the inside level and hood release cable attached looks like and how to replaced the whole works from inside to out.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try getting a pair of pliers and gripping the cable on the back off the release and popping the bonnet,
if this is no good you may have to go to the dealer to get them to open the bonnet and replace the macanism
Posted on Dec 25, 2008
Your cable anchor that holds the cable is loose or is pivoting causing your latch not to have full stroke. Hope this fixes your problem.
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
I have a similar problem with my 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. The way I open the hood is to reach my hand between the radiator and the front of the car, and for me there is a bar running right up the middle if I follew that too the top, and on the drivers side of that bar should be the hood release, and I feel around till I feel the hood release cable, and then I push on the lever that the cable is attached too, most of the time this works. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
SOURCE: Broken tab to hood release cable
Get a long screwdriver and try to release the secondary latch that way. Or if you have small hands reach up under the hood and pull the secondary latch toward the left.
Posted on May 27, 2009
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