HOW TO OPEN HOOD WHEN CABLE IS BROKE.

  • Tiny
  • jstimmons
  • 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?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 AT 11:41 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

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

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 AT 8:20 PM
  • Tiny
  • exovcds
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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

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 AT 9:36 PM
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  • mhpautos
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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.

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Thursday, April 26th, 2012 AT 10:34 PM

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