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You can get to it from under the car, but it's not exactly fun or comfortable. Reach up from under the front bumper cover and you can release both the cable lock and push the emergency catch enough to lift the hood. You might need 2 people.

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You will need a metal coat hanger at least 12 inches long.  Put a hook on one end and reach into the grill about 1 - 2 inches to the right and above the logo on the grill.  You will probably need a flashlight so that you can see what you are doing.  Reach the coat hanger into the grill and hook the lever in the picture pointed to by the arrow and pull toward the grill.  It does not need a hard pull and it will release the secondary latch.

Hood Latch A Catch.jpg

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In case the cable or internal release are sticking and the safety catch isn't broken, have someone pull the hood release as far out as possible while you pull up on the hood.  If that doesn't work, try rapping on the hood with your fist near the catch while someone else pulls on the release.  Next attempt would be to spray some penetrant (PB Blaster, WD40) through the grill onto the catch.

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image.thumb.png.6fa6134c010b758837f8bd88ce765a0b.png1 04463077 1 HOOD, Up To Car #464
04464324 1 HOOD, After Car #465
2 04463083 1 SILENCER, Hood Inner
3 04463082 2 SEAL, Hood
4 04475209 1 SEAL, Hood Cowl
5 04463092 1 HINGE, Hood, Right
04463093 1 HINGE, Hood, Left
6 04463994 2 BUMPER
7 04464425 14 WASHER, Spring
8 04464360 6 BOLT
9 04464442 10 WASHER
10 2 LAMP, Hood See Group 8
11 04464353 10 SCREW, Fixing Lamp See Group 8
12 04463081 2 SPACER, Plug
13 04463087 2 PROP, Gas Up To Car #464
04464325 1 PROP, Gas After Car #464
14 04463088 1 BRACKET, Gas Prop, Right
04463089 1 BRACKET, Gas Prop, Left
15 04464089 1 BRACKET, Gas Prop
16 04103165 2 BUMPER, Fender Hood Side

17 04463096 1 LATCH, Hood Safey Release
04464474 1 SUPPORT, Bracket Hood Catch To Safey Rod
18 06501728 4 SCREW and WASHER
19 04341952 1 LATCH, Hood
20 2 SCREW, Not Serviced
21 02945109 1 BUSHING, Rod Guide
22 04464489 1 CLIP, Safety Catch Rod Retainer
23 04463990 1 ROD
04378033 1 CLIP and Seal
24 04464609 1 KNOB, Striker Control
25 2 BULB, Hood Lighting See Group 8
26 04440688 1 RELEASE ASSEMBLY, Inside Hood Latch Up To Job 2999
04534112 After Job 2999
27 04464285 2 WEDGE
28 04464480 4 WASHER, Spring
29 04464462 8 WASHER
30 06101419 8 BOLT
31 04464284 2 STRIKER
32 04464410 4 NUT

33 04464477 4 PIN, Spheric
34 04464357 4 BOLT

 

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Edited by marty mopar (see edit history)
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Garnet And Gold solved the issue, the photo says it all...

I had to pull on the passenger side to finally get the latch to clear....

The battery is now charged, and it should be ready to go.

Thanks to all who helped in this issue. A special thanks to the TC America Community!

John

Edited by johngoodman
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