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92 cadillac deville

The hood release is stuck. It semms as it is stuck in the pull position. How can I get the hood open to fix the problem.

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  • crock6 Sep 18, 2008

    I have a 91 Cadillac deville.The hood will not open. The latch pulls as if the wire is broken or the wire came off of the latch release. How do I get the hood open?

  • Joseph Galasso
    Joseph Galasso Oct 02, 2008

    My 84 seville hood cable pulled off of the hood latch mechanism. Nobody can get at the latch to get it open. The safety latch is ez to get at but wont help until the first latch is open. Help the mechanic wants to cut open my hood with a recip. saw....

  • Anonymous Oct 17, 2008

    I finally got the hood open. I had to take the fan, located engine side of the radiator. undue some hoses to get the fan out. Took a flashlight and mirror to see the latch and used a screw driver to pop the latch. It was a very tight space and took a long reach to the latch, but it worked. I found the plastic piece that is abour 4-5 inch from the latch broke. This cause the latch cable not to have enough tenchion to release the latch.

  • lambw
    lambw Oct 17, 2012

    Remove plastic trim at puller. 1 bolt. Remove puller device. 2bolts. Trim rubber casing around cableas needed. Grasp cable with one hand cable with vice grips and pull. Works for me.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    Hood is stuck open



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I sort of had this problem with my 92 deville...u could try to pull bak a lil more on the release and push forward after that while someone else is outside the car...the person outside the car should try giving the hood a lil push n if it pops up a bit...the latch under the hood is located to the left side next to the grill.

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