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This is a discussion on Cant open my hood, no cable. within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Alright guys, I have a problem. Yesterday I went to a Subaru dealership to get a new hood latch because ...

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    Cant open my hood, no cable.

    Alright guys, I have a problem. Yesterday I went to a Subaru dealership to get a new hood latch because the one in my car is toast. Once I got back to work I swapped it out. The problem is that this morning I wanted to check my oil and proceeded to grab a screw driver because the hood latch cable is broken on my car. I went to open the latch like I had with the old one and found that the construction is completely different.

    I suppose the question is, has anyone noticed a change in the mechanics of the 03 WRX hood latches? I'm about 3 seconds away from forcefully ripping out the grill and unbolting the latch just so I can check my oil.

    FYI, the reason I need to check the oil is because I just paid P&L Motorsports 9K to swap my engine and give me a stage 2 kit after my old engine seized due to a lack of oil. I cant afford for this to happen again.

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    how much does a new grill cost, I'm about to rip mine out....

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    I think you can remove the grill from the front of the car. It's just held in with 4 screws I think.
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    I know I'm being stupid but why didn't you change the hood latch cable when you changed the latch

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    I think you can remove the grill from the front of the car. It's just held in with 4 screws I think.
    too late....







    turns out there are 4 clips...strong clips.....

    oh, and a new grill costs 119.99
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjcurtis View Post
    I know I'm being stupid but why didn't you change the hood latch cable when you changed the latch
    I only had the 50 for the latch....and I needed the latch because I drive the highway to and from work and i was riding on the safety latch....

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