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Old 03-10-2005, 12:49 PM
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The cables will last a lot longer if you lube the catches under the hood from time to time. Both of my recent used MBs were really hard to open and you could tell that the cable was being strained when they finally popped. Of course I probably opened the hood more times in the first month of ownership than the PO did during their entire time with the car, but that is besides the point.

I sprayed some WD40 and applied a dab of white lithium grease on the latches and they open smooth as butter now and I am sure the cables will last as long as the rest of the car. Preventative maintenance does sometimes prevent problems from developing.
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