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Mercedes 300 cd 1982 hood cable

Broken hood cable, how can i open it?
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  • lfosterconne Jan 25, 2009

    I have an 84 300d.Can not open hood.inside handle moves free.Help?

  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem, the cable snapped at the hood hinge, I pull and there is no resistance and it wont open

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    hood latch broken can not open

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Where is the cable broken at? They commonly break right there where the under dash latch is at...

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