TAke it to the body shop as they have to do it when a car is wrecked.
how do you open the hood on a 1992 buick regal if the cable is broke
?need to replace the cable to a 1979 buick regal, the emergency release mechanism wire broke. Don't know how to release the brake?
Use pliers and pull the cable...
A 2004 Buick does not have a speedometer cable. The speedometer signal comes from electronic sensors.
I had a similar problem. On mine, the cable broke right inside the car...right at the lever. There was still plenty of cable sticking out so I just grab it with pliers and pull. If yours is broken in any other place, it will need to be replaced.
cable broke release latch for the hood can't open it
if the cable broke at the handle inside the car there will be a black cable with steel cable inside cut the black cable back so you see the steel cable get a par of visegrip pliers and pole the steel cable til the hood opens.
You can take the front grill off, with some T20 screws on the front of the car. You will see the hood release cable, and the mechanism that it attaches to. Just look at it, and you will be able to figure out how to open it from there.
It should be on the transmission where the shift rod or cable attaches.
Remove the grill
the cable is either stretched or broke
Fix the emergency brake
Disconnect positive cable first then negative. Reconnect the negative cable first then positive.
grab the broken end of the cable with vice grips and pull it
Spark plug diagram for '98 buck regal
Your grill will have 4-8 T-15 or T-20 torx bit screws holding it on. Take these out, and take the grill off. You will see the hood latch behind it, and should be able to figure it out from there. My Century has a very tempermental hood release, to get it open I have to hit the hood on the left side, much like the Fonz playing a Juke box, and it will pop open.
Take the console out then unhook the cable from the shifter. RAise the car and take it loose from underneath. Use stands when you are under the car.
It depends on where its broke at. Is the cable broken at the mechanical part or is it broken before that?
shove a 5 year old child up between the front and the radiator... and have them open it
If the cable broke at the pull under the dash, and it is still sticking out of the casing, behind the pull, you should be able to grab the end of the cable with a pair of plyers and give it a yank to pull the cable and open the hood. If it broke somewhere between the pull, inside the car, and the latch, under the hood, best bet would be if you can see under the front of the car and reach up, you can release it that way, by pulling on the cable.
This is actually quite easy on this car. Your grill on the front must come off, it has some T15 screws holding it in place. Once the grill is moved, you can look behind it and see the hood latch and figure out how to open it from there.
The logical problem - would be a broken speedo cable. The speedo & odometer are both run from the same cable.
Use a set of pliers to pull the cable even if the plastic latch is broken...
You did not say which model Buick. On the Century: Front seating area, driver side, under dash, passenger side of steering column, mounted above accelerator cable