I am dealing with the exact issue on my 2004. Any help would be greatly appreciated.The hood safety latch is broken and it won't release the hood (it's the second latch after the hood is popped open). Does anyone know of a photo of the latch so I know where to pry something in there to release it?
Nope, it did not help, that is a different problem. This must be a common problem. Mine got progressively harder and harder to relase unti now it won't release at all. I had been applying sideways pressure which worked for quite a while. Now it feels like something must be loose. Internet searches all focus on the promary cable release - it is just about impossible to find anything on the safety release. I'll keep trying though - maybe if I look at enough Youtube videos the answer will pop out at me.