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Hood latch stuck 89 vette can not get hood up. Is

Hood latch stuck 89 vette can not get hood up. Is there a bypass?

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  • kimdodson_ha Mar 11, 2009

    89 vette. when I pull the hood release latch inside car the hood will not release. any suggestions on how I can get the hood open?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Driver side released, but rider side did not.Believe the cable came off the release lever. Please help.

  • Marc Podeszek May 11, 2010

    No there is not on these cars anything further go to collsionrepairadvice.com

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There is no bypass have someone pull up on hood while pulling release or u can remove side panels in front of doors and battery its a couple of hours labor involved but there is an ex corvette engineer who makes a special tool with tool it takes 1 min to open costs about $20 call 18003983883 to order

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  • lpepperdine Sep 23, 2010

    that worked, thanks i had my wife pull ler and i pulled up and it worked, i noticed that the large block that moves alongside the cable was moving slowly, it may need lubricated, will pursue that, thanks again for the help.

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if it's the cable and not the latch you'll have to replace it anyway, so instead of removing the grill, cut the cable behind the pull lever under the dash where you can reach it. then skin the outer cable insulation away from the actual steel cable exposing an inch or two of it. then holding the insulation and plastic housing with pliers, grab the steel cable itself with pliers and pull it to open the hood. then replace the cable. the further you can reach up under the panel the better your chances of getting past the broken part of the cable and avoid removing the grill. you might also be able to gain access from up under the car if you're lucky.

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no bypss. you will have to spring it open from underneath.good luck

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