My name is Dale.
Is it broken at the hood latch or do you think it could be the cable handle end that come off the cable in the car?
PS- If you are not able to get access to the cable and you think it is in the hood release mechanism under the hood at the front, then you will have to remove the grille to gain access to the hood release mechanism.
Here is the procedure (with pictures) to remove and replace the grille on you Cutlass Supreme:
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the grille retaining screws at the fascia.
Remove the grille assembly from the vehicle.
Position the grille into the front fascia and install the retaining screws.
Connect the negative battery cable.
Could you possibly drop the cable handle down where you can get to it and use a pair of sharp nosed vice grips to pull the cable?
Well, you can try raising the front of the vehicle up and going up in there with a very long screwdriver or something of that sort. But short of being able to get it released that way, you will have to pull the grille to gain access.
Sorry for the BAD news.
It really does not run under the car. It goes straight through the firewall to the left of the drivers feet. If you drop the handle assembly down that the cable is attached to you will see that it goes stright through a rubber grommet in the firewall and then on up to the hood latch.
Thank you for the information,
You will have to remove the grille. You can do it if you have some basic mechanical skills and the time to do it. I gave you the instructions and pictures of how to do it (ABOVE) !
NOTE: WHEN REMVONG THE GRILLE BE EXTRA CARFULE WITH THE PIECES- MANY ARE PLASTIC AND WILL BREAK-KEEP TRACK OF WHERE WHICH SCREWS AND BOLTS GO- & BE CAREFUL BECAUSE IT IS EASY TO GET CUT UP A BIT WHEN PLAYING WITH THE SHEET METAL !
Once you get the hood open IT WILL BECOME OBVIOUS WHERE THE CABLE GOES THROUGH THE FIREWAL! You can hook the old to the new if you want to but it probably will not be needed.
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