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How do you open the hood on 1996 Pontiac Bonneville when the release cable is broken?

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Are you Positive the release Cable is broken, I'm currently having the same problem with my girlfriends car but the cable is still attached but the latch is sticking, My best advice is first try pulling on the cable from the interior of your car with pliers. if the cable comes free and the hood doesn't pop Yeah, it's broken, and you'll have to manually pop the hood from underneat MUCH easier said than done. if the cable holds then you're in luck, get a friend to hold the hood release open while you hold the latch on the front of the car and try to lift jiggling up and down also works sometimes and if I'm not mistaken then either one of the springs on your latch is broken or it is just too gummed up with dirty grease, I haven't yet diagnosed my Girlfriends entirely. I'll post my findings as soon as I can.

You can also try pulling on the remaining part of the cable with a pair of Vise-Grips or similar, then bang on the hood with your fist a few times. The hood should then pop up enough to enable you to release the safety latch. I've found this works on most cars when you're stuck and there's no one around to help you...

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