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Hood latch release cable broken

I have a 1993 Audi quattro cs90 , I took the battery out to charge. When I went to put the battery in next day I discovered that the hood release cable is broken. I would like to know if there is a way to open the hood from the grill or perhaps from underneath. I have looked at some Audi forums regarding this problem but they are not very specific. I don't want to scratch paint or destroy the grill. Can you please help?
I'm stuck in the snow...

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  • uncled686 Dec 18, 2008

    Thank you for your help, that was excellently fast! Anyway, the wire is broken, I pulled about a foot of wire from inside as you said, unfortunately, all I got was more wire. I'll try use your attached pic to release the hood. It's snowing like crazy outside still (I live in Nanaimo, British Columbia) so I'm going to wait till am to attempt.

    Thanks again for your help,

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Ok if you can access the end of the cable from inside the car try using a set of vise grips to hold it and carefully pull to open the hood. if you need to access the latch from the grill its a tight squeeze but I recall that a thin screw driver was able to move the lever to release the latch. see the attached pic the unit is upside down try to push the lever towards the drivers side http://www.worldimpex.com/assets/partimages/043694.jpg

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