Take it to a body shop. They have to open hoods when jammed in wrecks.
Depends where the cable is broken. At very worst you must get under the front of the car behind the bumper reaching up to the hood latch and releasing it.
The hood on a Volvo S60 can be opened when the latch is not working by sticking a stiff piece of wire into the grill and pulling on the release latch. The latch can then be repaired or replaced.
This is what I have had to do for my 94 cutlass supreme. Hold the hood release wire lever open from inside the car with a something - a screwdriver or some such thing. Then just pull up on the hood and voila, it releases the latch.
You may pull the wire with a pair of plyers near the hood latch. To access it you need to reach behind the grille of the car and pull the exposed wire near the latch with the plyers
Mine went and the wire for it is located right near the hood latch in the front . I taced it back a litttle and sniped it so then I just pull the wire from the front to open it.
where your latch is broken at you can use a pair of pliers and pull the exposed cable wire and it should open best thing when u open it replace the cable wire
From under car... its not too bad on a lift you can find cable near the hood need to get the inner wire and pull with pliers
If you can still see the wire, use pliers and pull, it should release the hood.
To fix hood latch on a 2001 Old Intrigue, locate the hood locking mechanism from inside the grill. Use a wire to make a loop. Put this loop around the hook of the locking mechanism. Push down on the hood and pull the wire in the opposite direction. Then have another person pull the hood up while the hook is pulled with pliers from the underside of the vehicle.
Assuming your button doesn't work...the latch is in the trunk on the upper left side. If the end tab has broken off, wire will be behind felt covering
You would have to pop the hood of the car. If the handle is broken to the hood, you must locate the piece of the wire that it was connected to and pull on it with a pair of pliers.
get a hanger and straighten out . put small hook in one end. then crawl under front of van. if you get under far enough you will see the latch. just hook it with the wire and pull.(the latch has a hole in the drivers side of it).
need pictures. First remove the front grill assembly (usally six screws). You will be able to see underneath the hood latch. Get an old wire coat hanger and bend a hook in one end, work this underneath the latch until you grab the latch and pull sideways (to the right) until the latch pops. You may have to do this several times but it will work. I had to do it on my 94 Buick. Go to a junkyard and pick up a used cable assembly and install it. Good luck. . I used the same coathanger to open the hood instead of running a new cable . I hook it up to the connector on the hood latch , ran it out thru the grill and place a small handle on the coat hanger and it opens right up. boy am i cheap
pull the metal wire with a pair of pliers. vise grips work best.
get a piece of wire and connect it to the latch keeping in long enough to reach
Reach under the front of your car between the radiator and the grill and pull the wire down. That will unhook your hood latch. Replace the cable.
if you are unable to pop the hood from the latch inside the car, just look in the center of the front of your car for the small wire that is connected to the latch itself. stick your hand through the front grill and pull it down. it should be slightly to the right and a bit down from the center of your hood.
Well... Hood release latch? Or hood release cable? For the Cable: Open the hood. On the hood latch there is a thin wire on the engine-side. There is a small thin metal clamp-like piece holding the wire in place. I used needle-nosed piers to pull the top part of the clamp out, then pulled the wire up and out of its holder. Follow the wire along the engine bay and there are little plastic clamps holding the wire down. Unclamp those release the wire that way. Then inside the car under the drivers side, there are 2 or 3 screws holding the plastic panel in place. Pull the panel off and take out the screws holding the hood release latch in place. Hold the firewall plug and gently tug on the cable until its out. Then, replace in reverse. Run the cable through, attach cable to the latch's holder piece, clamp wires back down and screw back in. For the Latch: Just like the release cable, unhook the metal wire, then unbolt the couple bolts holding it in place. Replace in reverse order. That easy.
reach in from underneath grille area and pull on latch mechanism, use a stiff piece of wire with end bent into a hook(coat hanger) if you look you will see where cable attaches to latch pull on this area
go under neath the front end behind the grill and you can grab the wire for the latch just pull it and the hood will pop open drive safe
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 have a 98 sport Cherokee and when I put a 800 cca battery in it, it was taller, but I wanted to make it fit. We had to bend the hood latch wire that was hitting the corner of battery out of the way slightly in order for the latch to grap and lock, took a while to achieve this but it has worked 100% since. Badgirl.AnswerNow that I look at the underside of hood, we also took a hammer to the underside of hood over the battery. Hmmmm. Badgirl.
There are a number of approaches depending on where the cable breaks. If it breaks next to handle then remove trim and cable from handle attachment. Remove cable housing material from cable exposing steel wire. Grab steel wires with pliers while holding the cable housing with another pliers. Pull wire about 3/8" and this should pop hood. Remember to release the steel cable back into housing to further release the hood. You will understand this later when looking at the hood latch. Hood should pop open and then use secondary release to further open hood. Pull steel wire out from housing by the hood latch and allow to drape in front of radiator (trim wire to appropriate length) so when you shut hood you will now be allowed to open it again. Relace able and cable houseing at later time. Time...about 20 minutes. If cable breaks elsewhere try method below. Try removing the grill, I think there are 6 torx screws that hold it in, that should allow you access to the hood latch, just give a pull on what ever bit of wire that is still attached to the latch and it should open. Before removing the grille it will be necessary to open the hood on a car which is similar to yours. This is critical since it is the only way a precise tool can be made that will reach in and around the hood latch housing. Once the example latch system is exposed you can easily make a tool from a cut coat hangar or some other similar small diameter 'rigid' metal rod material. By bending the rod at various points, working low from the grille area, you can configure the tool to the appropriate dimensions. Close the hood on the sample car and now remove the grille from the problem car. Then by snaking the tool in and around the hood latch housing you can snare the mechanism and pop the hood. If, however, a similar example vehicle is not readily available then a trip to a local salvage yard may be in order, and you can configure the tool there. I've done all of this and it works like a charm, but the key is in making the tool, since there are several precise bends that will be required to make it work properly.
The speed sensor for a 1990 Cadillac Deville is located on the side of the transmission. Look for a 2 wire plug with 18 gauge wire.
You're going to have to pull the latch manually. The best bet is to go through the grille with a special tool or fabricate one out of heavy wire. The cable connects to the driver's side of the latch and pulls it open from there.