(2002 Toyota Celica GT) The hood release lever in the cabin beneath the steering wheel seems to be disconnected, so I am unable to open the hood. I've looked down there, and I can see that no wires or any other release mechanisms are connected to the back of the lever outlet. This seems odd, though, since I haven't seen anything loose behind the steering column. I suppose it's possible the hood release mechanism was jostled out of position when I ran a flat after hitting a piece of debris in the road. But the bottom line is I can't pop the hood to access the release on the hood itself. What kind of secondary releases are there for this car? Will I have to reconnect the interior hood release, and if so how?
Hood Release Disconnected on 2002 Toyota Celica
by alexdas in Dallas, TX on February 03, 2010
ANSWER by Valleyautotech on February 03, 2010
This is something your local body shop should be able to handle as they will probably need to order a new hood release cable, stop by a body shop and ask for a estimate to replace the hood release cable