If the cable itself is still there get a pair of Vise Grip pliers and you should be able to pull it. If the cable is broken up inside the housing then you will need to remove the grill insert. I have a 92 Corsica and there were 4 screws that held this item in place. Reach up and move the lever that the small cable is attached and the hood should pop up as normal.
The latch is broken, not the cable. You can still get to the cable where it is attached to the latch in the foot-well of the car. Grab the cable with a small vice-grip (or similar) and pull. Note that it is very unlikely the cable will break -the latch typically breaks before the cable since the latch is made from plastic and the cable from steel wire.
lmao a 79 chevy shouldnt have a cable.... its just a hand latch in the grill..
The latch assembly and cable is one piece.
MY LATCH BROKE OFF IN SIDE THE CAR. IF THE HOOD IS OPEN, LOCATE WHERE THE CABLE GOES THRU THE FIREWALL ON THE DRIVERS SIDE. PULL OUT THE CABLE FROM THE FIR WALL. DO NOT DISCONNECT FROM THE LATCH. PUT 1 BAR OF A COAT HANGER THRU THE HOLE UNTIL IT IS SEEN FROM THE BOTTOM. TIE A LONG STRING AROUND THE PART OF THE COAT HANGER THAT IS IN THE CAR. PULL THE HANGER OUT FROMT HE TOP. MAKE SURE TO LEAVE STRING IN THE CAB OF THE CAR. TIE THE END OF THE NEW CABLE (DEALER PART ONLY, ABOUT $35)TO THE STRING. PULL THE STING FROM THE TOP. YOU WILL SEE THE CABLE COME THRU. FOLLOW THE PATH OF THE OLD CABLE TO THE LATCH. DICONNECT FROM THE LATCH AND REPLACE WITH THE NEW CABLE. RECONNECT THE LATCH INSIDE OF THE CAR TO THE PLASTIC
This depends on where it snapped, but usally it breaks inside the car, where it connects to the latch release, anyway you have to fish for the cable itself thru your grille, use a wire hanger bent back at the end about a 1/2", hook the cable closest to the latch itself, attach the hanger to the wire, not the sheath, and pull
I had this problem on a Chevy; the cable was broken and had to be replaced. Before I replaced it, I was able to crawl under the car and, using a screwdriver against the cable (near the hood latch), pushing against the cable with the screwdriver, the latch released.
Rear seat cable latch system broken and does not work. Seat does not pull forward to allow access to the 3rd row.
you can usually open hood latch with a long screwdriver by going thru front grill, and pushing with end of screwdriver on the latch where the cable attaches. failing that, go to local fire dept. they have a special tool for opening hoods that will not do damage to vehicle but will get it open
Use a large long blade screwdriver thru grill & turn latch, you will see the hole in the latch. No damage done.
It depends on what is wrong with the cable. When you pull the hood release within the car, is the latch not popping? If you can get the hood up at all, then you should look at the actual latch system where the cable runs, there is a metal clip that holds the cable to the latch. Have another person pull the interior latch release and watch the cable.
Use pliers to pull cord or replace latch.
where is my hood latch located on my 1999 Chevy silverado pickup