Mechanics

HOW TO OPEN HOOD WHEN CABLE IS BROKE.

1998 Volkswagen Beetle • 120,000 miles

Lever inside does not have cable attached and the pull lever that usally sticks out the front of hood is under hood and I cant reach. How do I get the hood open?
Avatar
Jstimmons
April 25, 2012.




Cable broke and the front lever unreachable-you gonna have to find a way -you probably have to remove some components on the front to get to the latch or cable to unlatch it-Don't want you waiting this question is not easy-one way or the other it can be done to open it up with good thinking, time and patience-Sorry
AD


Tiny
Rasmataz
Apr 26, 2012.
Try to disassemble the attaching parts inside the car (see picture below)
then try grabbing the cable (inside the sleeve) with a pair of pliers and giving them a good.

Otherwise, whatever else works.

Thomas


Tiny
Exovcds
Apr 26, 2012.
You will have to pull the trim and access the cable and using pliers pull the cable, order a new one so you can replace it at the same time.


Mhpautos
Apr 26, 2012.

AD