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Well I tried adjusting the hood latch cable, shortening it, as per a recent post. Within a very few months, the left side was again not coming unlatched. If my wife wasn't handy to come out and apply a (tiny) force upward on the hood as I pulled the release, I had to get a screw driver, hang a weight on the handle and put the blade between the bottom of the hood and the bumper, then go and pull the release.<p>I have now installed a small spring right adjacent to the latch which presses up on the hood when it's closed. Hardest part was finding a way to secure the spring. Or at least I think it's secured. I hope this solution lasts, because it is certainly working well now.<p>If someone could point me to the instructions for including a jpeg, I will post it. Can't seem to find a way, and I have never had the need before.<p>
 

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Link to photo of spring installation

Here is a link to the jpeg of the spring<p><A HREF="http://community.webshots.com/myphotos?action=viewAllPhotos&albumID=49992817" TARGET="_blank">http://community.webshots.com/...92817</A>
 

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Re: Link to photo of spring installation (emoor)

I had the same problem, I think we all do.<br>You need to replace the little rubber bumper that is attached to the hood and applies the opening force to the latch. You can test this by putting something on the spot where the rubber bumper comes down on the plastic at the front of the engine bay.
 

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Yes, we all suffer from this. I found this article on another forum and will be trying it this weekend:<p><A HREF="http://home.ripway.com/2005-4/294125/Volvo/HoodLatchCableAdjustment.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://home.ripway.com/2005-4/...t.pdf</A>
 
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