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Hood latch and cable is broken on my 1996 buick regal

Need gto get it open

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If it's drivable take it to a shop so they can show you how to get it to release. Shops get these kinds of problems quite frequently.

Posted on Apr 12, 2014

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SOURCE: 91 buick skylark hood release cable snapped

you can reach up under the bumper and pull on the cable under there. if you need more help contact me

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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SOURCE: broken hood latch cable

all you have to do is grab flash light look through the grill should see were the cable goes through hood latch should be able to reach it with screw driver to push over and unlatch or you will have to go from under front bumper to unlatch.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: hood latch & cable broke in a 96 buick regal

You should be able to pick up a used one at a junkyard for less than $20

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: the hood latch on my

You will have to get under the car , and reach up behind the front grille as far up as the hood latch, and MANUALLY release it. It's tricky but doable. I've done it many times. Hope this helps

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 Buick Park Avenue hood latch seized cannot

Most likely the CABLE is seized. Unless the latch is damaged , should be movable, Either on a lift, or by laying on your back, reach your arm up behind the front grille, and manually move the latch. Not hard to do. Hope this helps

Posted on May 15, 2009

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