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How to raise the hood on 96 Buick Park Avenue

How to raise the hood if the pull cord is broken and not able to be pulled with pliers.

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  • richardso398 Aug 01, 2010

    It opens toward the windshield.



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I am trying to find someone with a Buick in our complex.It is large but it appears many are beachbound today.I may not be able to figure out something until later or tomorrow AM EST.In the mean time,you could try calling a dealer.I do not think the service center would be open today(unsure),but that is worth a try.If they tell you to bring it in then just hang up.I assume you want to self-repair or at least be able to open the hood until you can fix it.Is it a pressing issue?I will get back to your solution ASAP.

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  • Greg McCarthy Aug 02, 2010

    The best I can figure out is you will have to see if you can remove the grille to get at the latch or cord if it is still attached underneath.If you cannot remove the grille,is the cable still attached inside to the latch?Let me know what you have tried too please.



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