How To Fix Broken Hood Release Handle

Picture of How To Fix Broken Hood Release Handle
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.
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1:

Picture of
This was my solution to the problem. A T-Handle Tap Wrench.

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

Picture of
Broken Handle Fix 002.jpg
Broken Handle Fix 003.jpg
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


Get More Out of Instructables

Already have an Account?


PDF Downloads
As a Pro member, you will gain access to download any Instructable in the PDF format. You also have the ability to customize your PDF download.

Upgrade to Pro today!