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Hood latch broke oil light flickers

My hood latch cable want release from inside i have tried to get a bite on the cable no progress was made and my oil light flickers when my car is idle any little thing would help.

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Take to a body shop theyll be able to get the hood opened and figure out why the oil light is flickering. please email me at meanness628@aim.com if you have anymore info or ?s

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