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broken hood cable

 
firefighter16
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Posted: 01/30/08 05:59 PM

how do you release the hood on a 75 when the drivers side cable is broken?  

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Sirmako
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Posted: 02/07/08 09:52 PM

There is a body plug (plastic plug) in the wiper tray, on the engine side, driver side, just left of the left side hood latch.  Use a long thin screw driver.  At least 12 - 14 inces long.  push out the plug and you can release the driver side hood latch by pushing the release toward the front of the car.
If you need me to talk you through it, call me

Scott
www.vettesunlimited.biz
850-685-7442  

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firefighter16
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Posted: 02/08/08 05:01 PM

Thanks I found out that a friend of mine now has a 73 and we looked at his last night and found what you are sharing and we got the hood up. Agine thanks!  

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Max Bronzwaer
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Posted: 12/07/08 03:54 AM

Sirmako,

Does your solution also work when the cable or release clip on the passenger side is broken ?
This is the case with my 1976 C3. I can open the hood on the left side about 6 inches and if I pull on the cable going to the passenger side, it is loose.  

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rkerivrat
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Posted: 03/11/09 01:33 PM

Thanks a lot for your time and effort in getting my hood open. I was able to get it open by following your instructions and repaired the loose set screw on the pull cable.  No cost other than my time. Thanks again.  John  

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Eagles36
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Posted: 05/07/09 05:51 AM

I actually have an 85 corvette and the driver side hood latch will not open does the same screwdriver trick apply. I also heard there was a tool to take care of this problem does any body know where i can get this tool?  

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bud82
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Posted: 03/10/10 04:49 AM

I have the passenger side problem on my 82 Vette.  The driver side pops, but not the passenger side.  The driver side will only open an inch or two and I can't see any cables or latches.  Any ideas?  

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Chaotic
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Posted: 06/23/10 03:23 PM

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i found the hood latch and cable assembly i was looking for on another page
http://www.mamotorworks.com/corvette-c3-hood-release-tech-article-1-320-3852.html  

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Michael Somera
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Posted: 03/08/14 01:25 PM

This is the best and easiest way to do this.It took less than 5 minutes to release the hood after feeling around after removing the plug. My 74 thanks you very much!!!!  

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Michael Somera
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Posted: 03/08/14 01:25 PM

This is the best and easiest way to do this.It took less than 5 minutes to release the hood after feeling around after removing the plug. My 74 thanks you very much!!!!  

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