I have this issue currently, not sure what happened but the cable moves freely and does not unlock or release the hood. I have tried everything I could find on this forum and the internet. I have tried going through the large door to no avail. Tried going below the car after removing the bottom cover again go go. I have the repair manuals but again nothing there.
The cable seems to be moving the mechanism a freely but either some spring is broken or something else has happened. I opened the hood just a month ago to fill the washer fluid and no issues.
Looking forward to some ideas to try as I don't know what else to do now.
Thanks in advance