Question about 1990 Buick LeSabre
The hood release cable is broken. How to open hood to replace cable?
You can often release the hood latch from under the car, or through the grille, by reaching up to the hood latch mechanism with a long screwdriver or pliers, or a piece of coat hanger, whichever works in your particular case. G/L
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a similar problem with my 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. The way I open the hood is to reach my hand between the radiator and the front of the car, and for me there is a bar running right up the middle if I follew that too the top, and on the drivers side of that bar should be the hood release, and I feel around till I feel the hood release cable, and then I push on the lever that the cable is attached too, most of the time this works. Hope this helps.
Posted on Mar 24, 2009
the outer cable may have come loose near the lock, if the grille screws are accessable remove the grille and you will have access to the underside of the lock, you may need a screwdriver to push the lock lever aside to unlock the bonnet
Posted on May 23, 2009
NO there is no manual way . get a good flash light and look at teh latch through the grill or from under the truck and try and pop it with a long flat blade screw driver
Posted on Jan 11, 2009
SOURCE: hood release cable is broken
Is there any part of the cable inside the cabin that you can pull with a pair of pliers? I suggest that you try that. You may need to disassemble it from the pull handle to make that work.
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
SOURCE: Hood Release is broken
It is more likely the cable that runs from the handle inside is broken, either on the handle end or where it connects to the release under the hood.
If it is inside, you're in luck; grab the end of the cable with a pair of vice grips and pull to open.
If it broken under the hood, you may be able to look up to the top of the hood through the grille or from under the front of the car and see where the locking bar fastens to the holder. If you can, you may be able to take a long screwdriver or flat iron and push on it to release it. But make sure you have a replacement part for it first so you don't have to go through the whole thing again. And realize that it will be hard to push on it enough to open it.
Posted on May 23, 2009
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