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Old 06-10-2001, 11:17 AM
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my hood cable is broke and i need to get the hood open. how can i do this manually? thanks
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Old 06-10-2001, 11:27 AM
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On a car?

Please identify what year and vehicle it is that you can't open the hood on...or no one can give you an answer!
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Old 06-10-2001, 12:23 PM
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sorry. it's an 86 190e 16v. btw tobias, i notice that you live in charlotte. can you recommend a great mechanic in the greensboro area?

[Edited by porkyluck on 06-10-2001 at 01:09 PM]
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Old 06-13-2001, 03:42 PM
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If you look through the grill (with a flashlight) you might see the latch that holds the hood (under the "slotdrager"--the metal part that runs from fender to fender over the headlights) and you have to push it to the right (sitting in front of the grill staring at the latch) with a screwdriver or something.

I presume that you started to look under your lower dash panel (removed after unscrewing 5 Phillips screws and 1 plastic nut) to see if you can find the cable there (if it is broken inside the car instead of under the hood).
If it is broken inside the car you can just pull the cable with the proper tool.

good luck & greetingz,
1990 300SL-24
1993 C250D
with a minor 600+k kilometer
(the Netherlands)
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