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Convertible top The"rear open" latch that opens up the rear window, dosn't prop the rear window open. and i don't know how to get to the cable that most likely broke. it would be nice to find out how to get the rear window to prop open so i can drive with the top down. please help - Casey

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SOURCE: 95 ford explorer, latch release cable broke at the latch

you have to pm me if it was me you where trying to get otherwise they just go back on the message board and there is hundreds and hundreds on there. if you can get the front grill off you can access the latch from there and a bit of fiddling with a screwdriver will help. if this helps please rate me joe

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SOURCE: how to unlock a broken ford windstar rear door

You will need to remove the hatch panel, and release it manually. It is a pain in the **** with the hatch closed, but it can be done.

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SOURCE: Hood cable broke. How do I open hood?

I need to know what type and year of car....

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SOURCE: The convertible will not latch, while the two rear windows down.

just double check that something didnt get jambed back there behind the seats and nothing is restricting it from comeing all the way up have someone control up and down then watch to see if its binding up some where this should be a smooth transaction

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SOURCE: hood latch cable broke how do I open hood?

You'll have to remove part of the grill and try to access the latch from inside. Yoy may have to unbolt the entire thing, but make sure you mark it 1st so that you know how to put it back in the EXACT spot it came from. Then once out, you can extracate it from the latch pin on the hood, replace your cable and start fresh. Good luck, this is one of those things that no matter how long you've been working on cars, its always hard to do!

Kevin

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SOURCE: My father in law has a 88 Cadillac, hood release

1988 sedan devile hood latch/cable. can not open the hood.

I had this problem last week and didn't know what to do. went to a mech and was told for $90 p/h they would try and could take 1,2 or 3 hours.

they can not tell till they try. also called a gm dealer service center and was told the same thing except they charge $150 p/h.

no way . I found a sugestion to to the following .

I'll tell you right now it worked and is soooo easy. I made a cable to stick in the hood and opened the hood in 10 seconds. blew my mind.

go to a hardware store and buy a metal rod - steel rod 4 feet - cost 3 dollars.

get the thin rod about the size of a hanger. put it.in a vice and make 2 bends - bend the rod 1 inch at the end and 4 to 5 inches from there on the second bend

...make the second bend at a 60 degree ange .. on the other end of the rod I folded over twice to make a handle then taped the handle side ..

now you have a rod shaped somewhat like a 7 . Now stick it in the fron of the hood between the grill and the hood point todard the latch and ' fish for a min

then tug. it openes.. doesn't take much of a pull and it openes... \I almost fell over ..

so easy. try it ...

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