I am trying to use the fuse box by jumping the fuse with an alternative power source. Here's a trick that may work for you. 2. Now you have two problems! Keep the hood release pulled, then ask your friend to try to pop the hood open. As a last resort, if the cable is broken, you will have to access the hood latches via the grill or wheel to release the hood. To open the hood, first find the hood release inside the cabin. If the hood release is inside the vehicle, press, push, or pull it until you hear the hood pop open. If the hood release is broken, use pliers to pull on the cable. You are trying to open your hood, maybe because you have a problem under there, and snap, the hood release cable breaks. I have gotten he trunk open by doing this and using the latch release or the key button but the hood latch will not release the hood. Most of the time, this lever is marked with a side-view outline of the front of the car with the hood up. If this doesn’t seem to help, try pushing down on the hood, and then try to pull it open manually. Tip: The release latch usually has a picture of a car with a open hood on it. It's not that easy. The video above shows you the location of both hood … You’ll need to search for a lever at the front of the vehicle beside the grille or front bumper. So I went to check the oil on my car the other day and when I pulled the hood release lever, I snapped the darn cable AND broke the lever. Older models open by releasing the latch under the hood. It was done neatly through the narrowest area so it is not readily visible with the hood open. And getting under the hood could be the tougher one. Some Prius owners have bent the plastic enough to work the latch through. Inspect the cable hasn't come off the hood release under the dashboard. The best way is to find a similar vehicle, open the hood on the car that the hood release works on. If the hood release is at the front, look around and through the grill and feel under the grill and behind the bumper to find a handle, lever, arm, or button. I realized that I had been trying to pulling the parking brake release handle inside of the hood release. I don't have that kind of patience . Then try to figure how the latch mechanism works. Step 2: Look for a release latch outside of the car. The you can fashion a tool to trip the latch. My question is id there a separate fuse for the hood if so which one is it. But it was dark and sub-zero and I hadn't driven the car for over a month and had driving Japanese cars in the meantime where the parking brake release is on the right hand side. You would need to release the lever to open the hood, while someone else could try to prop open the hood when you do. Be careful though, not to damage the hood by pushing or pulling at it too hard. 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