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Replacing the hood release cable.

I'm trying to remove the front grill to replace the cable on my 1996 honda civic lx

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When you open the hood, remove the plastic clips. they're should be around 5 or 6 of them. after that they're are 2 10mm screws on the bottom of your car. remove those. After you remove those. Then at the end where the fender connects to the bumper on both sides they're are 2 phillip screws.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

  • Jay Glendenning
    Jay Glendenning Feb 14, 2009

    Has this helped? If so I would appreciate a FixYa .. Thanks .. Crayz

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