Question about 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Coupe
You've got to make a long rigid hooked tool out of a piece of solid rod most likley found at a crafts store, It must be at least a foot and a half long and about 3/16 of a inch in guage.If I remember correctly the Cutlass had a plastic movable grille. You've got to get into the upper part of the radiator support with a very good led flashlight.On the end of the rod you want to create a "L" shaped hook. It should be about 3/4 of an inch at the bend.Now you have to locate a lever with a return spring attached to it. I'm certain if you've gone as far as making the original pullcord that broke, you're familiar with the piece I'm describing. Here's where the hook comes in. with your flashlight in hand and the hook in the other you've got to locate that lever or as much of it as you can see, and pull or lever it back towards the drivers side fender. Be patient, this is not easy, that's why they did this to prevent battery theft and the such. Once you're able to spot and move that lever your hood will pop open and you'll be able to open the safety catch afterwards. Remember Patience!!! If you can commission one of your friends to hold the flashlight that will make the chore a lot more tolerable. Good luck, Dana
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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IF YOU CANT REACH UNDERNEATH THE GRILLE TRY TO OPEN HOOD.THE BODY SHOP IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE YOUR BEST BET.
Posted on Sep 07, 2009
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