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The cable to open the hood is has rusted and I am unable to open the hood on my 1962 T bird. What can I do to get the hood open? Please help me as I do not want to use a can opener on the hood.

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SOURCE: Hood won't open. Cable is broken and can't get hood to pop.

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

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SOURCE: hood release cable broken, how do i open the hood ?

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

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SOURCE: My hood wont open

use a pair of needle nose pliers and pull the cable to open the hood..im assumeing the plastic cable lever snapped or broke off... if that doesnt work, remove the left front wheel and left front fender liner and u will see the cable.. u can pull on that there as well.. first try the needle nose pliers (up to u if need to remove the wheel..i did . i have big hands.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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the hood on my 1989 olds 98 touring wont open

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SOURCE: HOOD RELEASE CABLE CAME UNDONE AT THE LATCH ASSEMBLY. HOW DO I OPEN IT WITH OUT THE CABLE WORKING?

remove front grille then you have to fiddle about with the catch it is quite tedious but the only way or take to a dealrship

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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