How to Replace Hood Release Cable 02-06 GMC Envoy XL

  • Published on Sep 17, 2014
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    In the video, 1A Auto shows how to remove, install, or replace a broken, snapped, rusted, or jammed hood release cable. The video is applicable to the 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09 GMC Envoy, or Chevy Trailblazer.
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Comments • 13

  • Kenneth Johnson
    Kenneth Johnson 9 months ago

    How to replace the hood release cable on my 2008 Hrand process gxp

    • 1A Auto Parts
      1A Auto Parts  9 months ago

      We currently do not have a video available for a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP. Try searching further on youtube or online forums. Thanks for viewing our video! +Kenneth Johnson

  • Libby K Dimmel
    Libby K Dimmel Year ago

    This MAY be what's wrong with my Kia [Sorento]. The hood won't open with the inside lever/handle [whatever you called it] but I've checked the cable, and it SEEMS to be connected to both the inside piece AND the lock piece under the hood!
    However, there is probably 1/2 an inch or so of cable that can be pulled [yes, gently] from behind the inside piece. Would that be the "tension" you referred to? I know tension from sewing machines - not vehicles. :)
    Therefore, the piece you said to move up if too much tension or down if not enough is what I would need to adjust then, right? sigh - what a pain in the butt. I just want to confirm whether I'm understanding this correctly or not.
    If this is correct, I need to remove it? or just loosen it? That's where your video cut out! :)

  • glen trs
    glen trs 2 years ago

    Wow, is there anything you hadn't made a video about? Lol. You always pop up first. Lol

    • 1A Auto Parts
      1A Auto Parts  2 years ago

      +glen trs Thanks for watching, we're always adding more videos!

  • extorter
    extorter 2 years ago

    can i just replace the handle inside the truck? the plastic around the retaining spring broke on mine causing it to shoot out.

    • steve bramblett
      steve bramblett 7 months ago

      Hey Extorter, how did this work out? Were you able to just replace handle? I have this prob...thx.

    • 962pepo
      962pepo Year ago

      Yes, you can just replace the handle inside but you need to get the complete hood release kit and remove the handle from the new one.

    • 1A Auto Parts
      1A Auto Parts  2 years ago

      +extorter Just the handle part may not be serviceable. We carry the complete hood latch release assembly on our website. Here is a link to them

  • rurban
    rurban 2 years ago

    Why did you replace the cable, was it broken?

    • 1A Auto Parts
      1A Auto Parts  2 years ago

      +Rob U Thank you for checking us out. The cable was replaced due to breaking over time.

  • tudo cervera
    tudo cervera 4 years ago

    very informative and so helpful information,, will repay you by purchasing my vehicle parts thru 1a auto...

    • 1A Auto Parts
      1A Auto Parts  4 years ago +1

      Thanks for the kind words. Glad to hear we could help you out. 866-403-3393