Question about 1998 Cadillac Catera
I am now guessing the plastic handle has broken from the cable. If you get a pair of vise grips, and tighten them on the cable(real tight), you can pull the vise grips and the hood release should pop open. I can tell you now, the replacement part is a dealer item only. With a little patience, and time, you can replace it.
Posted on Dec 31, 2010
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It may be that your hood release cable that runs from the hood release is broken. You'r going to have to try and manually release the hood latch by tripping the release through the grill with something like a long screwdriver. You should be able to identify the latch trigger by following the cable to end.
You might also try having push down on the hood while another person tries to trip the latch if the cable isn't broken, but just stuck.
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