Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 12 months ago

How do I get my hood open when the hood latch lever broke off? 2005 Honda Civic. Vise grips are not working.?

2 Answers

  • 12 months ago

    Replace the lever. There should be plenty of them at the salvage yard.

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  • Anonymous
    12 months ago

    If you can grip the cable end and pull it should work. Have someone else jostle the hood as you yank. There must be some reason why the lever broke off. Only suggestion is see if you can reach up under the hood.

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    • Lv 4
      12 months agoReport

      good answer & comment; maybe the latch itself is stuck, or maybe cable has become disconnected: try to get some liquidwrench oil onto & into the latch mechanism, let it soak in & try again, & maybe pressing Down on the hood a bit when trying to release it, because there may be tension on the latch

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