Hood Release Light - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-11-2006, 10:15 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Marysville, MI
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Trigger300 is on a distinguished road
Default Hood Release Light

Hello, I rear-eneded a truck a while ago, and the crumpled hood is still on it. I have to do the two man hood open procedure to get my hood open now. The problem is that the hood release safety light/warning on the dash keeps comming on and that dinging tone is heard off and on while driving the car. I looked for a sensor or switch that activated this alarm, but I found nothing. Does anyone have a clue on how to fix this, (besides getting a new hood). I have a new hood, but still need to get it painted, so there is a fix in the future. Thank you
Trigger300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 10:24 AM   #2
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

On most years the hood sensor is on the radiator support, right behind the driverside headlight.

However, if you could please put your year and model information into your signature by going into your profile, that would be super helpful.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Add some thick tape to the underside of the hood to make up any gap. Or simply disconnect the sensor until you're ready for the new hood. The light will go off.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 10:29 AM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montevideo, MN MWBF '05, '06, '07 WCBF '06 '07 survivor
Posts: 3,882
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sonoma_zr2 is on a distinguished road
Default

or just tape the switch down, one piece of duct tape wrapped around the edge will never come off
sonoma_zr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 11:40 AM   #5
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Depending on your year, it'* a pitifully simple looking switch. On my 98, it kinda resembles a 22 LR bullet on the drivers side, right in fromnt of the washer fluid reservoir (if memeory serves). A chunk of duct tape should fix 'er right up until you can get a new hood.
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 01:32 PM   #6
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Marysville, MI
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Trigger300 is on a distinguished road
Default More info

Sorry about the lack of info. I have a 1993 SSE Supercharged Bonny, and I did not see any switch or wires for that matter by the latch area, but I wil check it out when I get home.
Trigger300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 01:34 PM   #7
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Marysville, MI
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Trigger300 is on a distinguished road
Default Test

Ok, this is just a test to see if my signature shows up now.
Trigger300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 01:34 PM   #8
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Robbinsdale, MN
Posts: 15,408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
MOS95B is on a distinguished road
Default

Mine'* not by the latch. it'* way out on the corner (Just an FYI, might be different for your year)
MOS95B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2006, 02:27 PM   #9
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 19,756
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
1993 SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MOS95B
Mine'* not by the latch. it'* way out on the corner (Just an FYI, might be different for your year)
X2 right behind the drivers side headlight on the cors support

and just disconnect rather than duct taping
1993 SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help My Hood Release Is Broken zbnwr 1992-1999 10 07-09-2010 11:50 AM
hood release cable broken... now what? Marik_bathory 1992-1999 10 05-08-2007 09:36 PM
hood release cable gafitanu 1992-1999 3 04-23-2007 03:21 PM
Hood release cable gafitanu Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 2 04-23-2007 12:03 PM
Hood Release jasons92bonne 1992-1999 6 04-03-2003 01:47 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:14 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.