Question about 2003 Cadillac Deville

1 Answer

Hood latching mechanism

I recently had my hood rreplaced on my 2003 deville. I want to know if there is a sensor to detect the hood open. It looks like there is one there, but it does not work. I think it was re-mounted incorrectly or missing parts.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 5,158 Answers

If you mean what looks like a button that pushes down when you close the hood.... that's for the light mounted on the hood so you can see if you are checking the oil etc in the evening. push the button by hand the light will go off and that will confirm it.
if the hood doesn't close properly take it back to the repair shop and ask them to redo it.


Posted on Sep 20, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Opening hood on 2001 Avalon. Won't open from the latch.Thanks

I'm going to assume the hood hasn't been opened in
a while. The mechanism that latches the hood down
can get real gummy if it hasn't moved for a long time.
They grease these mechanisms to help them work
smoothly but the grease turns to molasses after a few
years, especially if it has gotten real cold.
Is it cold where you are? If there has been no recent damage to your hood or front grille (that would cause
the moving parts to bind-up) my guess would be lubrication
is needed to restore the release mechanism. it happens.
If you could bring a hair dryer to the front of your car, you
might be able to warm up the stuck mechanism enough
to get the latch to work. You'll need some patience and
a clear view, thru the grille, of the latch mechanism.
Don't melt any plastic parts of the grille by accident!!!!!!

Dec 04, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2008 C300 4matic hood open warning . Can not find hood sensor .

Replace the hood latch. But look first. it could be sensor mounted to the latch that can be replaced. I work on too many to remember. Chevy's to Mercedes. I just look at them and know.

Jul 23, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Why won't the hood latch all the way?

Try using lubricant on the latch, if that isn't making a difference look closely at the latch mechanism for anything that looks obviously broken. if nothing looks broken try lifting the hood and then prop it up. pull the hood release again and try to close. let me know if you get it latched

Jan 16, 2016 | 2007 Mitsubishi Galant SE Sedan

1 Answer

How to get under hood of 94 deville battery dead

If the in-car hood release is not working, the hood latch may be jammed. You can try having someone pull on the release while you are bouncing the hood to try and release it.
Depending on the grille you have, another way is to reach through the grill with a large screwdriver and pry the release arm to the right (where the cable attaches to the release mechanism). Failing all of that, the only other way I know of is to manually release the catch from beneath the vehicle, which will involve removing the lower air shield, reaching up from below and repeating the above procedure.

Mar 28, 2015 | 1994 Cadillac DeVille

2 Answers

My hood release latch is disengaged and i cant open my hood i need to know how to open it with out the wire

you will have to try to get to the hood release at the latch from either under the car on the front side of the latch or try to get to the release mechanism from the front of the car through the grill area if its accessible,you will have to get inventive to release the latch.

Apr 14, 2011 | Chevrolet Beretta Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Hood latch

Try spraying the latch mechanism with WD-40 or similar light oil and operating the release cable a number of times. Check the condition of the release cable if nothing happens. The latch itself may have a broken spring due to the low temps.

Feb 03, 2010 | 2004 Chevrolet Venture Passanger

2 Answers

Hood Open and Windshield wipers

check the wiring harness on the drivers has a broken ground wire more than likely.

Sep 06, 2009 | 2002 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2 Answers

Hood release won't open hood, can't open my hood

don't know what vehicle but it's possible if you look through the grill you may be able to see the cable and using a screwdriver pry the mechanism to open it be carefull if it's a plastic gill you could break it

Dec 23, 2008 | 2004 Volvo S40

2 Answers


After trying to pull the cable from under the hood and accidently working it loose from the latch, I had a mechanic come out to the vehicle, and he drilled two 3/4" holes that lined up with the latch mounting screws so that he could dismount the latch mechanism from the body of the Jeep. Then the whole latch assembly came loose with the hood. Next, he reattached the latch, and then attached a wire to the latch so that it can be pulled to work the mechanism without the old cable at all, though at the expense of security, because now it can be opened from outside the vehicle, but it's difficult to find unless you know what you're looking for. This might be a little more than most people are willing to do, but it worked for me.

Jul 31, 2008 | 2001 Jeep Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Cadillac Deville Logo

63 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cadillac Experts


Level 3 Expert

77194 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22265 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Cadillac Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides