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How do you open the hood on 85 cad Seville cable broke

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Sometimes not easy... Is cable broke at inside handle or at latch under hood? If you can get hold of broken cable inside with some pliers, just pull cable. That usually works. But not sure where your break is. Getting to latch to release is what can be difficult. Also having an extra hand (someone out side tapping on hood or pulling up slightly) while tring to pull cable with pliers

Posted on Dec 04, 2014

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SOURCE: HOOD RELEASE CABLE BROKE, HOW

After trying to pull the cable from under the hood and accidently working it loose from the latch, I had a mechanic come out to the vehicle, and he drilled two 3/4" holes that lined up with the latch mounting screws so that he could dismount the latch mechanism from the body of the Jeep. Then the whole latch assembly came loose with the hood. Next, he reattached the latch, and then attached a wire to the latch so that it can be pulled to work the mechanism without the old cable at all, though at the expense of security, because now it can be opened from outside the vehicle, but it's difficult to find unless you know what you're looking for. This might be a little more than most people are willing to do, but it worked for me.

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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SOURCE: the plastic ring to pop the hood on a ford taurus broke .

grab a pair of good needle nose pliers, and pull the cable with the pliers, should open the hood...while pulling have someont tap on the hood at the same time.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Broken tab to hood release cable

Get a long screwdriver and try to release the secondary latch that way. Or if you have small hands reach up under the hood and pull the secondary latch toward the left.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: how to open hood when the dash release cable is broken 1996 accor

reach under the front of hood , and pull cable .

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: hood release is broken...need to open hood

This happened to me. I just attached a piece of strong string to the cable and looped it through the front grill. Now to open my hood I either pull it from their or I get underneath it & pull. No problems.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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