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Old 01-29-2004, 08:47 AM
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Adjustment of Hood Release on W123

Please advise how to adjust the hood release cable on my W123 300D, as it has been causing damage (previous owner) when the hood is operated, due to contact with the under-dash trim.
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Old 01-30-2004, 02:14 AM
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Where exactly is the damage being caused. I've noticed that on the 123, the handle tends to rub on the left side against the plastic side cover. Think it can be easily adjusted for that problem, as it should just take a shim under the bracket.
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Old 01-30-2004, 12:37 PM
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Are you refering to the handle needing to be pulled so far back that it strikes the knee pad? I have that, and assumed it was a stretched cable needing to be replaced. I don't recall seeing anything about adjustment really.
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Old 01-31-2004, 09:27 AM
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Are you refering to the handle needing to be pulled so far back that it strikes the knee pad? I have that,
Yes, because of the stretch (I think) opening the hood causes the "knee pad" - under dash trim- to be pushed around. This trim is now hanging by the screws at the top of the trim.
Is there an adjustment, or is it a replacement situation?
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Old 01-31-2004, 12:37 PM
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Mine was like that... then I noticed that under the hood, the hood release cable had come loose from one of its brackets right where it makes the 90 degree turn from the left fender to the front end of the car, leaving a bit more play in the cable.

It had actually broken the bracket somehow, so I used a tie strap to pull it back and hold it in place, now the tension is right and the release handle doesn't have to be pulled farther than it should :-).
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Old 01-31-2004, 01:09 PM
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Go to this site and scroll down to job 88-310 and adjust and lube your cable. You will need Acrobat reader which is free. At Acrobat.com
( http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html )

http://skinnerbox.steaky.org/123_DISK2/program/123-cd-index.html

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Old 01-31-2004, 07:05 PM
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Ok, is there any way to remove the plastic cover up under the latch up front? Looks like the aux fan will be in the way at least.
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