What if your car's Hood won't Open?

  • Published on May 21, 2016
  • Hood Release Stuck? How do you open a stuck hood? If the hood of your car is not opening or the hood cable is going bad, this video is for you! I show you how to open a hood with a broken cable and how to replace the hood cable with some helpful tips and tricks to make the job easy!
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Comments • 2 194

  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee 4 days ago

    My hood latch is a conventional paddle located at the center of the grill. It seized up from years of dirt build up from fine sand blowing into the engine compartment. The cable release still worked but the latch was a stubborn problem and barely moved. I gave it a good long couple of blasts of Gunk "Engine Degreaser". The latch let go. It couldn't fight me no more. I used an old tooth brush and scrubbed away as much dirt from the hood lock hinge, then gave my engine a good shampoo while I was at it. Satisfying.
    Coupla spritzes of WD40 on the lock and I was done.

  • cyrus G
    cyrus G 10 days ago

    My car is pardo

  • Muhammadh Luqman
    Muhammadh Luqman 13 days ago

    Thank you so much

  • Jack Rosenthal
    Jack Rosenthal 20 days ago

    Is chrisfix also the weasel?

  • timmy callahan
    timmy callahan 21 day ago

    Not all Hood latches are the same

  • Mohamed zadhil
    Mohamed zadhil 21 day ago

    Thanks 😃

  • Astron Baits
    Astron Baits 25 days ago

    G O O O O D ! beautyful!

  • G W
    G W 28 days ago

    just grease oil new cable to avoid recurrent problem

  • 1981 love
    1981 love 29 days ago

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  • 1981 love
    1981 love 29 days ago

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  • 1981 love
    1981 love 29 days ago

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  • 1981 love
    1981 love 29 days ago

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  • 1981 love
    1981 love 29 days ago

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  • brilliyan ibnu
    brilliyan ibnu 29 days ago

    I'm curious, what caused the hood release cable failed?

  • Bittertree
    Bittertree Month ago

    “How to steal engine parts” 😂

  • Simon Hayes
    Simon Hayes Month ago

    This works on the passenger side, after taking off the engine splash guard, (which was a pain) but I don't think it would work on the drivers' side because of all the large rubber pipes that block that catch, or at the very least you would be working blind. but thank you Chris, luckily mine was on the passengers' side, I used a very long screwdriver to push the cable in whilst my missus pulled the lever. the cable hadn't broken (thank God) so it just needed pushing back in.

  • LD100
    LD100 Month ago

    Why do you hid ur face?

  • Nasser Iqbal
    Nasser Iqbal Month ago

    Thanks buddy 😎

    MEEMADD Month ago

    you forgot to lube the cables,they would pass through easier and a good motorcycle chain lube for the new cable to prevent sticking and lengthen its life would be smart

  • The Flags that Flew
    The Flags that Flew Month ago +2

    Thanks bro I actually know how now to fix it now your awesome thank you !

  • Rhandie Parker
    Rhandie Parker Month ago

    Sometimes a old worm soft radiator mount will sag down from softening up over the course of its lifetime putting unnecessary unneeded pressure the hood release cable causing it to stretch and kink and breaking the conduit to let moisture in causing rust to form. And where that car was wrecked at that certain place it would be a great idea to un bolt the mount and check it, that accident could of pinched the bracket part of the radiator mount causing the bolt to be out of whack, theres another video for you there Chris, great videos bud.

  • Simon Hayes
    Simon Hayes Month ago +1

    Thanks Chris, great photography, well edited, and very clear instructions. I've just had the exact same problem, so you,re a life saver.

  • Danushka Rathnayake

    Awwq a a aA

  • Rayan Jilani
    Rayan Jilani Month ago

    I had the same problem
    But because of you it is solved

  • Nega_Weeb
    Nega_Weeb Month ago

    try it on an e36. absolute nightmare :(

  • Augustinas is rajono
    Augustinas is rajono 2 months ago

    Can you do same with trunk

  • Denis' mini Garage
    Denis' mini Garage 2 months ago

    this is my worst nightmare

  • Christian Persinger
    Christian Persinger 2 months ago

    So in retrospect it should be the same for the trunk?

  • Ryder Plays
    Ryder Plays 2 months ago

    How the heck do you get your camera to stay there?

  • Hayangako Yatakiko
    Hayangako Yatakiko 2 months ago

    Can do a video of a 2008 Mercedes Benz c300 I have same problem but can’t figure it out

  • juul jesus
    juul jesus 2 months ago

    smh return the car to frank

  • YRU YouTube
    YRU YouTube 2 months ago

    You *smash* it

  • يزيد العمري
    يزيد العمري 3 months ago

    Heeeyyyy gaiiiz😹😹😹👋

  • Dave Maurer
    Dave Maurer 3 months ago +2

    This is how all car repair youtube videos should be edited together - nicely done!

  • David Smalldridge
    David Smalldridge 3 months ago +1

    The hood release on my dream car needs to be replaced. How do I do that? Here is my answer! (Clip activates) Chris: Hey guys ChrisFix here!

  • Andy Clockwise
    Andy Clockwise 3 months ago +1

    If you have a Jag you have a problem. Good video, thanks.

  • KewlJewlz
    KewlJewlz 3 months ago

    Hey Chris, I can't seem to do it from the bottom of the car cuz there's a plastic covering.. any thoughts? Thank you for your help!

  • JustSaiyanSh1t
    JustSaiyanSh1t 3 months ago

    Yo. Uhhhhh my car's door won't lock on one side without manually inserting the key in the lock. Any advice?

  • gene mayne
    gene mayne 3 months ago +1

    Chris , how do you rest all your doors and windows boot locks after changing your battery

  • J L
    J L 3 months ago

    Was this oem cable from the dealer or something else?

  • Mihai Ghita
    Mihai Ghita 3 months ago +2

    Amazing videos not just for car lovers but for any person pasioned by mechanical devices. Keep up the good work, Chris!

  • Edward N. Hartman
    Edward N. Hartman 3 months ago +1

    Your father should be very proud of him self for having installed good morals and values in you. Great job as usual, keep up the great work with these videos.😁

  • Imad Krvavac lego
    Imad Krvavac lego 3 months ago

    Open opel

  • Sleeper Master
    Sleeper Master 3 months ago +1

    Or just remove the hood so you don't have to open it

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    Amandamarievargas 3 months ago


  • Nick Hacker
    Nick Hacker 3 months ago

    I watch these for my parents cat

  • Kimball Wade
    Kimball Wade 3 months ago

    Hey chris fix my trunk onaztek wont open its stuck need assistance

  • Hero0BloX
    Hero0BloX 3 months ago

    Felt bad that not many people knows ChrisFix long ago while he works so hard to help people..But now?💪💪

  • KiLiK The RedNeck
    KiLiK The RedNeck 3 months ago

    I wanna be a mechanic and I'm so happy I found your channel I LOVE how you go super in depth on everything you do or can do you deserve more subs than you already have definitely hitting that bell :D

  • I'll fight u in Comments

    This Jaguar X is a great example of showing car issues and problems. Great choice though. Was thinking of getting a 2013 Jaguar XF but i guess i won't.

  • Deplorable B.R.
    Deplorable B.R. 4 months ago

    How appropriate a Jag would have a worn out hood release.

  • Elias Navarro
    Elias Navarro 4 months ago

    could you show another video like this but to a 1999 dodge grand caravan

  • SparK SparK
    SparK SparK 4 months ago +46

    He went to the junkyard to find a hood latch just to show us how it works. Love it

    YOLOSWAG4JESUS420 4 months ago

    I hate that i've watched every single one of your videos and now i have to wait for new ones.

  • Big Chungus
    Big Chungus 4 months ago


  • Lord of Dunvegan
    Lord of Dunvegan 4 months ago

    Great video...what I had to know was how to open the hood on my 2000 Honda crv. I saw at least 5 vids with all kinds of gibberish...even dismantling and/or breaking the grill. Thanks for the vid..well done!

  • **
    ** 4 months ago +1

    Good tips! It's a good thing your dad likes those garbage Jaguars, if he drove a reliable vehicle you'd have nothing to make videos about! ;-)

    • **
      ** 4 months ago +1

      @ChrisFix That's good news, maybe it's actually one of the "good" ones, a unicorn Jaguar with minor problems and is pretty reliable. Or maybe you just fixed it so good it's scared to break down again, _it's afraid of you_

    • ChrisFix
      ChrisFix  4 months ago +1

      I didn’t have to make any videos of this car for the last two years lol

  • Jamora 710
    Jamora 710 5 months ago

    Tried fixing my hood would close one side but not other now it won’t open at all should I just use the pry bar pop it open from bottom ? Also seems like my cable is to shorty should I just remove it all and add a new cable please help i have the Same exact car

  • Jamora 710
    Jamora 710 5 months ago

    I got the same car one side doesn’t close all the way I’ll try this thx🔥

  • life leave
    life leave 5 months ago

    what is color of this car ?