My radio/in-dash navigation unit stopped working last week. I checked the fuse and it wasn’t blown. I’d read online that sometimes disconnecting the battery can fix this. I gave it a try…waited 15 minutes…and like magic, everything started working.
I was super happy. Until I tried to close the hood.
It won’t latch correctly. It’s like it’s stuck in the ‘half open’ state, where you would need to slide your hand under and push the release. Before, I just couldn’t listen to the radio, but now I’m afraid to drive (either because the hood could maybe fly up, though really because I’ll get pulled over and have a cop tell me how my hood could fly up).
This is the best picture I managed to get (it’s taken from the inside of the engine bay facing out).
Can anyone offer up any advice? The nearest mechanic told me they couldn’t get to it today, and they are closed for the 4th. I’ve got some family crap I’m supposed to be driving to tomorrow.
My best guess is that I need to move this big piece of metal? But it sure seems like it doesn’t want to move at all
The cable that comes from the inside of the car operates and moves a latch/spring returns it without any trouble, and the cable that comes from the secondary latch under the hood also seems to operate exactly as expected.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.