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



tstrauss, Portsmouth, VA, October 25, 2011, 10:40

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?
Ted Strauss

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, October 26, 2011, 01:51

    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, 08:28

    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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