Question about BMW Cars & Trucks
Unable to open hood to have fixed
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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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