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Hood latch & cable broke in a 96 buick regal

I pulled the hood latch on my 96 buick regal and the cable went into the upholstry. It is unable to grab with a pliers, so i am wondering how much a hood latch and a replacement cable will cost and if it is a simple fix.

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You should be able to pick up a used one at a junkyard for less than $20

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Hi.. i have same problem before. i bought a wire(u can buy the same gauge wire at Home depot) and wire coupler.. joint them back together. i use double of couplers for more strength. i will send to you a picture if you want, so u can get the rough idea how to modify it. its simple, and untill now i have no problem to open my hood.. my email; marzuki_mara@yahoo.com

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