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Thread: Has anyone replaced the hood release cable?

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    Has anyone replaced the hood release cable?

    Is there an easy way to replace the hood release cable without removing the front fender?

    Thanks

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    nope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonz View Post
    nope.
    Well shit. I'll be sure to take pictures.

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    Fender

    Quote Originally Posted by DanB View Post
    Well shit. I'll be sure to take pictures.
    Fender is not that hard to take off.

    I took off the right one due to damage. I don't get where that cable would run on the left, I need to do the same I just have not started to dig into it yet
    Fender (2).jpg

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    It's more of a cosmetic concern as I had the car repainted a few years ago and the paint is thick enough on the fender/bolt heads that I think it will chip or sheet off. Will just have to touch up I guess.

    Didn't know you could remove a fender with the front bumper installed.

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