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Old 04-18-2006, 04:42 PM   #11
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Glad to hear you got it open. Did the screwdriver work or did you use another method?
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Hi Guys,

I have a 1990 Bonneville with the same situation, hood will not open.
Seems like the cable is broken at the latch.
How do i get the pictures to work on this thread?

Thanks,
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[QUOTE=drb930;1352454]Hi Guys,

I have a 1990 Buick LeSabre with the same situation, hood will not open.
Seems like the cable is broken at the latch.
No latch visable from front or under auto.
Thanks for any help??
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Hi Guys,

I have a 1990 Buick LeSabre with the same situation, hood will not open.
Seems like the cable is broken at the latch.
No latch visable from front or under auto.
Thanks for any help??
howieb2ny
Howie,

The way i did it was to get the car up a little, not too much, just enough to get under the car.
I took a 3" inspection mirror and zip tied it to a spark plug wire so i had both hands free.
I then took a regular screw driver about 8" long including the handle in my left hand.
In my right hand a powerful flashlight.
Aim the flashlight at the mirror and use the screw driver to wedge into the latch, "there is a little triangle in the latch" and twist ti and it will pop open.
It is very difficult to see, you can only see about 1/2" of the top of the latch with the mirror, but if you aim the mirror correctly you will be able to see it.

Hope this helps,
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