Not as active as FocusFanatics. You have to take a screw-driver philips and look between the hood and the grill and you will see the hood latch assembly. After removing the two screws, gently pry the whole latch away from the support. Sometimes, the hood on Fords gets stuck and won't pop up after the interior latch is released. Make sure your car is off and the keys are out of the ignition, so the daytime lamps are also off. The latch itself has two locator pins that slide into the front suppoprt behind the grill.
Install the new cable by running it through the fuse panel access hole that leads into the engine compartment. Ask questions and discuss technical information. In order to replace the this important cable, you will need to remove the hood latch and uninstall several bolts. There will be a large gauge wire with a loop about the size of a large philips head screw-driver. Replace the wire clip and bulb cover, as well. Even if it doesn't pop when you pull the lever my cable snapped entirely Same thing happened on my 03 focus.
Simply remove this retaining ring by twisting it off with a counterclockwise turn. Walk around to the front of your Ford Focus and release the auxiliary latch located under the front of the hood. Access to the release lever is behind the latch. I've noticed with some later model 2002's there has been a color indicator either yellow or red and you have to feel for that The lever not color and then push it left and pull up with the free hand. Keep us updated on your build.
. If this occurs on your Focus, simply pull up on the hood and it should pop up for you to release the second latch. Lift the hood and secure it in place with the yellow end of the hood's strut in the designated holes. The hood can be raised, taking the latch with it. Take the screw-driver and push the wire towards the drivers side door and it will release. Reattach the bolts in the fuse panel and the clips along the firewall. This video shows you how to open the hood in your 2002 Ford Focus.
Swivel the wire clip that hold the bulb and connector in place out of the way by turning it to the left. Although it may seem complicated, replacing the hood release cable on your Ford is a relatively simple process that should only take about one hour. The hood release cable on your Ford vehicle is the wire connector that allows you to open the hood when you pull on the hood release lever. The video above shows you the location of both hood latches. There is a hood release to the left of your leg when you are sat in the drivers seat. You should feel a little give. Post news about Focus from around the internet.
Reattach the hood latch and attach the cable to the latch. I'm betting it is just stuck. Pull the cable rearward into the interior of the vehicle and remove it. Once you have pulled that, go around to the front of the car and put two fingers. Sometimes, especially on older Focuss, you may have difficulty getting your hood to latch when you close it. If the cable has broken.
Popping the hood on your Focus is a two step process, you need to release the hood latch inside your Focus and then you need to release the safety latch under your hood in the front of your Focus. Later editions of the Ford Focus may have a retaining ring that lies between the bulb and electrical connector. Just share what makes your Focus awesome. They fabricate alot of their own parts, often for cheaper than stock. . The way I open the hood is to reach my hand between the radiator and the front of the car, and for me there is a bar running right up the middle if I follew that too the top, and on the drivers side of that bar should be the hood release, and I feel around till I feel the hood release cable, and then I push on the lever that the cable is attached too, most of the time this works. Posted on Sep 04, 2009 Might just be stuck.
You should be able to look once you've 'popped' the hood whether or not there is a color there indicating the release for the rest of the hood. . . . . .