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I would guess that there is an issue with the spring on your latch. Most hood latches follow the same basic design. As you push the hood closed, a bar on the hood pushes into a hook in the latch, and rotates the hook in such a way that the bar is retained by it. As this happens, a spring is tensioned until finally the mechanism becomes locked in place. A ...


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Assuming you are looking to overcome the hood failing to release, I see some corrosion where the hood loop is held. That can cause it to bind and hold it from releasing. Add some grease here. In fact, the whole latch needs to be lubricated.


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As I put in my comment and you confirmed by saying it had had a slight bump - I think it is likely that it is slightly out of line as the radiator and metal support do not seem parallel - this could cause the mechanism to bind exactly as you describe.


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It sounds like there's a problem with the spring that pushes the hood up once the latch is released. On my XC90 it's on the inside of the hood, behind the grille somewhere. It may be mounted to the firewall instead: Open the hood and look for that spring. My guess is it's either been squished down over time (in which case just pull it open to expand it a ...


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The button on the lid isn't working, or there's a problem with the switch wiring. Your testing has been pretty thorough, you know that the actuator works, that really doesn't leave any other options. You will need to get at the switch and wiring and do some testing, replacing the switch if necessary. EDIT: It sounds like the switch has been tested as ...


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It's hard to say exactly from your picture as it's a bit out of focus for that area, so this will a bit more general than I prefer. Adhesives are not a substitute for material strength. If a piece of plastic/wood/breaks because of some sort of force that's routinely active on it then adhesives are rarely as strong as the material itself. If the material ...


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"brown or dark colored spot" that could be a spot-weld... in which case epoxy won't do it as you may need electrical contact... Better pictures of the detail may help, but if it is a spot-weld then most good body shops will have a spot welder & machine who can do that for you. If you know what you are doing then you could make one, but I don't want to ...


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