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Kia Sedona hood release

I have a KIA Sedona. The handle on the hood release cable in the passenger compartment came off. How do I open the hood?

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  • GARDENZ Nov 03, 2009

    There is no way to clamp vice grips or any other tool upon the cable as the severed end is inside the protective sleeve. The question is: how to get the hood open without using the release cable.

  • GARDENZ Nov 03, 2009

    I can fish around and hook that cable, however that doesn't do anything because only way that that would work would be if the handle were intact which would then prevent the end of the cable from moving. Since this is not the case, hooking the cable does not pull on the latch, which of course is what needs to be done to open the hood.

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Snap a pair of vise grips on it when you need it opened.

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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  • danny herget
    danny herget Nov 02, 2009

    Snap a pair of vise grips on it when you need it opened.

  • danny herget
    danny herget Nov 03, 2009

    You will have to bend a hook in a welding ror ar a coat hanger and see if you can locate the cable under the hood and pull it back with the hook.

  • danny herget
    danny herget Nov 03, 2009

    You need to fish around under the hood where the other end of the cable actually hook to the hood latch.

  • danny herget
    danny herget Nov 04, 2009

    Break away the rest of the plastic handle.You are going to have to replace it anyway.Then use the vicegrips and when your done,replace the cable and the plastic handle.

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