Helpful tip for step down owners

Next time you have your hood open take a piece of wire and make a loop in one end. Put the other end through the hole the hood release cable comes through and attach it to hood release lever and let it hand down behind the grill. That way if the release cable breaks, or the lock screw on the end comes off you will have a way to open the hood.


  • Hans
    Hans Senior Contributor

    Excellent idea !!

  • Hans
    Hans Senior Contributor

  • railknight
    railknight Expert Adviser

    Hey, I think I'll do that. Thanks for the suggestion and accompanying photos. "Happy Motoring!"

  • Glowplug
    Glowplug Expert Adviser

    Ed: Great Tips and pictorial explanation. I "stole" the info and pictures and added it to the TIPS page on my website. Thanks, Brother! Ken Cates

  • good idea Ken. Go for it.