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Old 12-01-2001, 09:54 AM
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If the car has the vertical open feature on the hood, there should be a squeeze clamp fixture on each hood hinge (looks a bit like a clothes pin). On mine, after the hood is up to normal position, I pull the hood closed about an inch and squeeze the driver side clamp, which pulls a pin out of the way and allows the hood to open a little further than normal. Repeating this process on the passenger side alows the full vertical position to be accessed.

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