: 1972 coupe devill hood cable pulled apart

05-31-11, 07:21 AM
I went to open hood yesterday and the hood cable pulled apart is there away i can open my hood to replace this?

05-31-11, 10:46 PM
So, the handle inside the car detached from the cable? Or is the break further on? If you can secure an end of the cable with a pair of pliers or such, pull and the hood should pop.

06-01-11, 07:24 AM
The handle in the car detached from the cable

06-01-11, 09:17 AM
Never tried this on a 72 caddy but on most cars you can reach in and manually release the latch somehow. Usually going up behind the radiator. Again, not sure if it will work on your 72 but maybe worth taking a look to see if you can get to the latch any other way.

If your handle came detached from the wire then you should be able to just grab the wire from inside the car where the handle is and pull it. may need to use pliers or vice grip