Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Hyundai Santa Fe, Hood Release is Stuck!
How can you "unstick" a hood release cable on
an "03 Hyundai Santa Fe? I can't open the hood to get
my oil changed. It seems stripped!
That's not fun. Okay opening a hood of a vehicle that has a broken or
stuck cable or even worse is a rusted or broken latch requires
creative repairs. There is no book time and there is not a book out
there that tells you how to do it. When such events show up in our
shop it is just a puzzle to be solved. On some vehicles you can sneak
in through the front grill and grab a part of the hood cable.
Sometimes you have to unbolt the latch. That occurs after maybe the
grill has been removed or the tech is working from under the vehicle.
Sorry I have no easy answer here; it is just one of those jobs you
have to work at.