Question about 1989 Chevrolet Corvette
Hood latch stuck 89 vette can not get hood up. Is there a bypass?
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
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
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.
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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