The 1999 Buick LeSabre was a popular car for its time. The trunk release latch is located on the lower left hand side of the drivers seat.
Use a set of pliers to pull the cable even if the plastic latch is broken...
Hire a mechanic!
Remove the grill, cut the cable and pull it with a pair of pliers or vice grips. It might even be possible to push the release on the latch manually, after the grill is removed.
it is next to drivers side on floor in front, take pliers and pull up on cable, this will release hood latch
there is no latch inside the vehicle. When the doors are unlocked, push on the left side of the tank cover and it will spring open.
To open the hood latch on a 1996 Buick Park Avenue, the car needs to be put up on a hoist or jacked up. Then a long pole is needed to trip the hood latch. The cable can then be repaired for the hood latch before it is closed again.
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.
This can be rather tuff........you must grab the hood release cable from the underside of the vehicle. Sometimes, you can trip open the hood latch with a long screwdriver, if you know where to do it.
If you have an automatic release like I had on a 1994 Buick P.A. and it stopped working and would not close, I had to replace the latch assembly to make it a manual by getting a used one from the salvage yard. The trunk still closes today.
New HeadlineI had the same problem on my 1994 Buick Century. It was the result of inadequate battery maintenance. My battery leaked and destroyed the sheathing on the hood release cable (which ran along side the battery tray). This damage added slack in the cable causing it to no longer relase the hood latch. I was able to disconnect the cable from release lever inside the passenger compartment and pull on the cable end with a vice grip enough so that the latch disengaged. This technique may help you before you have to resort to paying someone for help. Good luck. Hey Meyou==TAke it to the body shop. They have to do it a lot when the cars are wrecked. There is about no way to prevent this. GoodluckJoe
Can't say for sure about the Century but I have managed to open a Le Sabre of the same year. For the the Le Sabre; 1) Remove the grille. 6, T15 Torx screws. Set aside 2) Remove the hood safety latch. 2, 10 mm socket size screws. Set aside 3) Behind the safety latch you will see the hood release mechanism. In the center of this mechanism, you will see a 'hole' with a piece of metal behind the bracket. This is the latch 4)Grind a piece of steel stock (1/4 inch diameter by about 12 inches long, with a taper on the end to fit in the 'hole' 5) Fit the tapered end of the steel stock into the 'hole' and tap with a hammer. The hood should pop open. If you have any problems, contact a Machinist, "Engineers with dirty hands"
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
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.
Hood release is located just under the dash board on the drivers side. the hood safety latch is located just off center toward the drivers side under the very front of the hood.
Check for obstructions in trunk lid latch, or lose hardware. If not that, check for objects pressing on release button in glove box or possible lose wire contacts on button. If not that, then you may be pressing on remote release button in your pocket while driving car. Leave remote at home and see if it still opens. Could be bad contact in remote control button.
The best way to to try to find the cable and cut it and pull with pliers to open if the inside latch is broken. If not then you would have to go in from underneath or through the grill.
climb under there with a flashlight and a screwdriver and release the latch climb under there with a flashlight and a screwdriver and release the latch
the button ,for the latch is in glove box on left hand side
If you remove the grill from the front of the truck you can then access the safety latch and hood release. My latch had rusted so I had to do this using a flat head screw driver and lifting the safety latch which allowed for the hood release to open.
I have dealt with this problem before at our bodyshop. Basically, a spring inside the latch has broke, and now there is no way to release the latch, even by manually pulling on the release lever at the latch. Prepare to replace the latch, as it is not repairable. Be prepared to be working inside the car. To make it easier to work, unbolt the seat, and remove from the car. Remove the door panel, and also the door handle. You will have to chisel at the plastic part of the latch, and break it off bit by bit. Eventually you will be able to release the latch. good luck
i have a Chevy s-10 1990 and the hood wont release, and the latch is broke. what should i do
The latch is under the front of the hood. The release handle is at the left side of the interior near the driver's door.
Answer: It took me a while to find it too. Its under the bumper. but as soon as you release that latch you have to lift the hood and release the second latch in the usual place under the hood.