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How do i open the hood if latch doesn't work


Have someone push down on the hood,
as you try one last time to release it, from
inside the cabin

Once open--clean & lube the round part
with the spring around it, on the hood & all moving
parts of the lower hood latch, where there are levers
& pins holding them

Jul 15, 2014 | 1999 Cadillac DeVille

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I have a 1986 dodge ram and the cable to open the hood broke at the latch how can i open it?


You might have to break the grille. But try getting a long screw driver in there to trip the latch.

Nov 22, 2011 | Dodge Ram 1500 Cars & Trucks

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The heater fan is blowing even when the car is turned off. 1986 cadillac coupe deville


replce the power module located under hood on pass side of hvac case two screws one ground wire and one connector

Aug 24, 2010 | 1986 Cadillac DeVille

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Hood release cable broke under hood


this is always a pain but here is the way I try 1st, drop the release handle down and cut back the sheath (cable cover) over the inner wire cable, expose the cable and then get a good pair of vise grip type locking pliers and have some one push down on the hood over the latch area (this removes some of the tension on the latch release) while you pull the stub end of the cable, if this doesn't work then you can try going under the truck to latch, but on this model that would be very difficult.

Aug 12, 2009 | 1991 Cadillac DeVille

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My hood latch on 1986 chevy pickup broke at the latch and I cannot get hood open, even took grill off trying to get to latch. What can I do?


According to the sevice manual, "Release the hood from below, using a suitable rod, by pressing on the hood release tab at the right side of the lock assembly." I went out and looked at my truck and that is as clear as mud. You are going to have to do it from under the rad support.Get a piece of long steel rod, or a long cheap screwdriver and bend it close to a right angle. Work it up through the hole where the secondary catch is and aim the bent piece to the driver's side. Puu the rod back toward the firewall to keep it in contact with the latch as you slide it across. The tab you have to hit is about 6' from where you are going to start and it will have to move almost an inch to release. The secondary latch has a shield to stop you from doing this at the hood, unless you have a really long piece of small steel rod and could put it in from the fender area.You'll have to put a bend in it as well but not as much.Hope this helps.

Jul 11, 2009 | 1986 Chevrolet K1500

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Need to open hood manually from outside


it can be done thru the front of the grille , locate the cable coming from the latch mecanism , and cut partially thru the cable to gain access to the inner cable that does the opening of the latch.

it takes a little time an it will be a bit frustrating but it can be done ! I hope all goes well with plowing !

Dec 19, 2008 | 1986 GMC Jimmy

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1986 Honda Accord: The hood will NOT open!!!


Use a flashlight and look in & up through the grille & you may be able to see where the sleeve of the cable runs to the latch. When you look at it, should allow you to figure out which way to pull or pry to get it to release hopefully.

Dec 13, 2008 | 1986 Honda Accord

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