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2003 Honda Element Question: The release for the hood inside my Honda Element snaped,broke off.

 

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tstrauss, Portsmouth, VA, October 25, 2011, 07:40
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The release inside the Element broke off (snaped off) as the hood came open. Is this an easy replacement, the plastic release? Possible cost of repair?
Thanks,
Ted Strauss

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 25, 2011, 22:51
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    Can you still grab the inner cable with a vise grips to open the hood? Cable is under $20 less than an hour to fit.

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    tstrauss, October 26, 2011, 05:28
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    Hi,
    I will try and open it with the vise grips. The Honda dealership told me the release (kit) runs around $27.
    You mentioned it took around an hour to replace. I guess there’s more to it than feeding a cable through?
    Thanks for your response.

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