How to open the hood on the old beat Volvos

Discussion in 'YRC' started by ryuuou07, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. ryuuou07

    ryuuou07 Bobtail Member

    Jan 7, 2014
    Is there a trick to doing it without a lot of trouble on these old Volvos where the latch under the steering wheel is broken?
  2. boneebone

    boneebone Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Go underneath the front wheel well of the hood and you can remove the rectangular access cover for the hood latch on the wheel well splash liner with a T35 or T40 Torx bit.

    After you remove the access cover you can manually release the hood latch.

    Repeat for the other side.

    Eventually have the cable and interior hood release latch replaced.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2018
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  3. sirjeff

    sirjeff Medium Load Member

    Dec 1, 2013
    Kelowna, BC
    Just did those hood cables on my '14. I'm sure they are of equal pain in the ###.

    Make sure you have on hand, at the bare minimum, 4 beers.
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