Detail: I have 2007 Vette convertible. The latch won't release to let the top go in. Help!
Solution: Hi, A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two. Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US. The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones). click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Good luck! , hi there latch inside the car is connected by a cable to the lever that pops the hood, it seems to be broken.ill suggest you see a mechanic kind regards , hi,better to send your car to dealer,maybe, only adjustment of micro switch to avoid guessing of replacement of part,ty , there is no bypass have someone pull up on hood while pulling release or u can remove side panels in front of doors and battery its a couple of hours labor involved but there is an ex corvette engineer who makes a special tool with tool it takes 1 min to open costs about $20 call 18003983883 to order , All I can do is suggest as my 'Vette's are older. If my research is correct, I did find that the decklid latch mechanism is released by a cable. The cable probably has stuck in the cable sheath, due to years of neglect, (Failure to periodically lube the cable. Hint/hint) You need to manually release the decklid mechanism. Now bear with me, as again, my 'Vette's are older, ('70 and '76), and their seats tilt forward. If you can tilt the passenger seat forward, perhaps you can get in there and lube this cable through it's sheath. (Use penetrating oil at first. I would then remove the cable, and clean it, then lube it, after getting the decklid open. Lube? White Lithium in a spray can) Then try to pull the latch mechanism in the direction the cable would pull it, to release it. (The cable may be broken?) Yes! Whoever does this feat of magic, of getting to that decklid mechanism, will look like a contortionist! Hit the jacuzzi afterwards! lol! , Common problem on MANY cars. Try getting an helper to "thump" on the hood while you pull the cable. If this works to get it to pop up, I would recommend lubricating the hood latch assembly with some lithium spray lube before closing it again.