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How to open my pontiac bonneville 98 hood when the hood release cabel is broken!

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See if you can grab the broken cable end with a pair of vise grips then just pull. It also helps to give a slight bounce on the leading edge of the hood while pulling, to take tension off the lock mechanism if it is binding.
The cable is exactly like the hand brake cable on a bicycle...You need to pull the inner cable.

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