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How to open hood of a 2007 bmw 750i with broke hood cable.

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Where is the cable broken? Check the pull lever inside the car hasn't broken as you might be able to get a pair of grips in to pull the cable.
If it is further forward there is a lot more work needed. It involves getting into wheel arches and removing the front grill sections.
I recommend you take it to a Good bodywork specialist. They will have all the correct tools and knowledge to sort it out.

Posted on Jan 08, 2019


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SOURCE: hood release

I had a '94 that some idiot at the oil change place left the dipstick laying on the top of the engine, which jammed the hood latch so it wouldn't open.

I happened to have the proper torx drivers for the grille to be removed and after that it wasn't much of a problem to release the latch.


Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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SOURCE: hood latch & cable broke in a 96 buick regal

You should be able to pick up a used one at a junkyard for less than $20

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: the plastic ring to pop the hood on a ford taurus broke .

grab a pair of good needle nose pliers, and pull the cable with the pliers, should open the hood...while pulling have someont tap on the hood at the same time.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: how to open hood when the dash release cable is broken 1996 accor

reach under the front of hood , and pull cable .

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: hood release is broken...need to open hood

This happened to me. I just attached a piece of strong string to the cable and looped it through the front grill. Now to open my hood I either pull it from their or I get underneath it & pull. No problems.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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