Question about BMW Cars & Trucks
Open hood from inside car. Pull up on lever. Lever has good tension. Passenger side hood lock seems stuck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: My hood won't pop open
Push down on the hood where the latch is, the design is bad, very. If you push on it a few times that will excersice the bad design, and make the hood easier to open.
Posted on Jan 12, 2009
SOURCE: Hood Won't Open, and Lever Broke
Hi viper852004 , the only way you can do this is to remove the front grills and then you will be able to see the 2 sprung bonnet pegs, you will need to loosen the adjusting nut where it screws into the hood and unscrew it until it becomes unattatched from the hood, do this for both pegs and then you should be able to release the hood to fix the problem. the pegs will need to be reinstalled before driving the car as the hood will not close, hope this is of some help, regards mark.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
SOURCE: 1998 xj8 jaguar
I had this exact same problem and the cable was broken. There is a way to get it open by going through the wheel well. Let me know if this is still an issue for you and I can walk you through it. Thanks!
Posted on May 06, 2009
SOURCE: HOOD LATCH DOESN'T OPEN HOOD
if you reach up just behind the grill under the car you should see the wire that the hood latch is on just pull that to the drivers side and it should pop open make sure your fingers are not in the way i can tell you it hurts lol
Posted on May 19, 2009
So I gather that the release inside the car has release the hood's primary catch, but the T handle is not release the secondary catch to allow the hood to fully open.
If this is the case, take some lithium grease or WD-40 (lithium grease is much better and lasts much longer) and spray it onto the catch assembly.
Try pulling on the T handle some more after a few minutes of the grease soaking in and see of that releases.
If that doesn't work, then take a long flat screw driver and press it against the catch gently hit the screw driver with a hammer (you should be trying to push the catch towards the driver's side of the car)
You may need someone to be pulling on the T handle as you hit the catch with a hammer. I actually had to do this with a jetta before....
Posted on Nov 20, 2009
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