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How do you open the hood of a 1993 grand prix if it has a broken hood latch?

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2010-08-27 23:51:39
2010-08-27 23:51:39

the front of the car is a hole put your hand in find the cable and pull down i have the same car hope this help you highvolt 69@yahoo.com

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