My wife told me she couldn't get the oil changed because the hood wouldn't open. I could hear the cable moving in the left upper rail. I watched the few videos I could find and also came across this blog. Bottom-Line, after removing the under shield, laying on my back and trying to use every long tool I had to manually operate the hood lock, I sprayed lube through the top of the grille/sight shield soaking the latch and called it a night. The next morning I went for round two, laid once again on the garage floor, no jack/stands or lift, reached my arm up between the cooling fans following the lock support to the latch, did the old reliable closing my eyes to visualize the lock and cable location driver side of center, pushed the one useable finger (do to the awkward contortions of my arm and hand to get into that area) pushed aginst the latch arm where the cable end should be and POP.....the hood opened. I found the plasctic end of the cable that snaps into the lock leaver had oxidized/weather and broke. $20 cable, $30 in splash shield clips, 4hrs, and some good quality time with my 11 year old son and the hood that wouldn't open was fixed. I don't subscribe to many things but in this case I did to let you all know the outcome and say THANK YOU!