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Discussion in 'Ford SVT Raptor General Discussions [GEN 1]' started by DanniSimone, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. DanniSimone

    DanniSimone Member

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    My hood release is broken and I’m trying to figure out how to open the hood from outside the truck. The hood is completely closed.

    I can’t find any videos or info online.

    can anyone explain how to do this on a 2010?

    thanks.
     
  2. Cody Templeton

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    It's a bit tougher on the Raptor because of the front skid plate, but generally you can reach up in there with a long screwdriver and push the release over.
     
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    I’ll see if I can do it that way. Thanks.
     
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    Yeah, take the skid plate off, undo the rubber cover between the frame ends and shine a flashlight up there, so you can see what you're doing.
     
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    Where did cable break. If at lever, pull kick panel use pliers to pull cable.
     
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    If you can pull the cable with a pair of vice grips will work and if you can have someone press down on the front of the hood it will open easier
     
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    Locked my keys in the truck once with the battery cable disconnected. (Long story) but I was able to get the hood popped with a wire hanger by snagging the release through the grill in about 30 seconds. Never had to go near the skid plate.
     
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