My hood release broke a few months back. I've McGyver'd it every way short of welding and just opted to buy a new one. I took it to the dealer to ensure the latch mechanism on the side was working properly before I ordered the parts and they said it was. I've seen a post or two about people having latch mechanisms brake. So I should be good there. However, I do not have any before pics to compare it to when I install the new one. If anyone can pop the hood and take a good birds eye view and side angle shots of how the hood release cable connects into the latch, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Pro Tips: I've been working a lot of the jeep recently and had water build up dripping down the sides after it rained. Took the roof rails and roof panels off and found a lot of things in there I did not think were possible to get in there. Next time you clean your renny, I'd pop those off and clean those out.