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Hood release lever is broke how can i open hood?

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Get a pair of plyers and pull cable.

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SOURCE: hood release cable broken, how do i open the hood ?

I have a similar problem with my 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. The way I open the hood is to reach my hand between the radiator and the front of the car, and for me there is a bar running right up the middle if I follew that too the top, and on the drivers side of that bar should be the hood release, and I feel around till I feel the hood release cable, and then I push on the lever that the cable is attached too, most of the time this works. Hope this helps.

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climb underneath with a long screwdriver and pray

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SOURCE: my hood release cable is broke how do i open the

i assume it broke at the latch? if you lay on the ground you might be able to get at the latch. if it broke at the handle grab the wire with pliers

Posted on Jul 24, 2010

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