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How To Fix Broken Hood Release Handle

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I bought a 1996 Honda Civic EX.
The plastic latch to pop the hood was broke off, but I was still able to pull the cable with pliers.

I was thinking to get a new Cable release handle from a scrapyard but what if it break again...
So i decided to make one that would not break somehow.
 
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This was my solution to the problem. A T-Handle Tap Wrench.

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To install it simply remove some plastic at the tip of the handle cable.

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Cut the T-Handle Tap Wrench handle to the length you want. I use a dremel to cut the handle.

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Insert the T-Handle Tap Wrench on the tip of the cable handle and tight the T-Handle Tap Wrench around it.
That's all there is to it, simple and solid.
lakecountry212 months ago

Great idea. We have the same problem with our Civic. Keep a small pliers in there for now, but definitely going to use this great solution you came up with! Thank you

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