How to Fix Broken Hood Release Handle

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Introduction: 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.

Step 1:

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

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 4:

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.

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    This is exactly the kind of solution I was looking for. Thank you. Will try it out next week & report back.

    Ha thats a great idea
    I had the same problem but i would just keep one of my football gloves near it and put it on for extra gip and pull
    Its very easy

    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