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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    4 Discussions

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    skw1rl
    skw1rl

    Question 6 months ago

    Mine doesn't work at all. The handle is still on there. I've asked a couple friends of mine that are big guys to try and they can't either.
    Someone has to pull the hood release and someone else lift the hood.
    So anytime I need to get under the hood of my car I need someone else to help me.
    Since I left my husband 8 months ago, I was thinking it would be good to get that fixed somehow.

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    SethB54
    SethB54

    3 years ago

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

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    AhmedGhanem24
    AhmedGhanem24

    5 years ago

    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

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    lakecountry21

    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