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89 K2500 Hood wont open

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by Oshkosh, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Oshkosh

    Oshkosh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,655

    Hello, I have a broken hood release cable,how without cutting my hood open do I release it?
    Thank You.
  2. go plow

    go plow Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    well, it all depends on were the cable broke, did it brake under the dash.... but one way to get it open is, if you look behind you grill , you should see the cable going to your hood, make sure its the cable and not wires!!!!!!!strip some of the outer cable off, and take a pair of pliers and pull on the cable till it opens. if that doesnt work take your grill off and unbolt the hood latch from the rad support!!!!!! hope it helps
  3. schnitz

    schnitz Member
    Messages: 98

    It's a GM and you need to open the hood? Why??:confused:


    Go plow has it nailed. Good luck getting it open. Just don't let a Ford owner see it with the hood up....

    In a while, Chet.
  4. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Sometimes you have to open the hood on a GM, usually it's to jumpstart a Ford or a Dodge!
  5. douglasl330

    douglasl330 Senior Member
    Messages: 356

    Two things if the cable broke in the cab pair of vice grips on the wire and tug! if it broke somewhere else it mostlikly broke where it connects tothe hood release mechanism and you may have to operate!