Re: 325i Hood won't open after front end collision
With out seeing a pic of the damage, you need to pull the latch inside & then go pull the latch out side, some times both have to be done simultaniously,two people, you may need to make a wire pulling device with a coat hanger to pull the out side catch latch at the top of the hood. Good luck
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Hello, the interior fuse box is usually located behind the left side dash. Look to see if your car has a small drop down coin compartment just left of your left knee if your sitting in the drivers seat. If you open the small compartment and pull straight back and up the compartment will pop off of its mounting tabs and the fuse box is inside. The fuse map/legend should be on the back of the compartment you just pulled out. The under hood fuse box is on the drivers side of the car, under the hood just inside of the left front fender. It's almost touching the battery and washer fluid reservoir. I hope this info helps.
sorry to hear you have a snapped hood cable you can access the long hood lever from the front grill with a screw driver, but the problem is the actual catch that as a very strong spring but with the hood catch released and a long screw driver and a bright torch you can with a struggle go between the catch at an angle to price the catch claw to one side, but at the same time being carful not to damage your front grill, you can not take the front grill off as it is bolted on.. It also depend on what end of the cable as broken if it in the cab you can cut the outer case back a little bit to get to the inner cable to pull it with pliers or grips, but if it's the catch end then you are going to struggle as the is a metal shroud that covers the catch so there is no way to get to the catch lever to be able to operate it by leverage. I'm sorry but you are going to struggle but it can be done.
Very good luck to you hope you do it on your first attempt but release the hood lock so your not struggling against that.
That's a tough one since there can be so many different causes, starting with something loose under the hood to a problem with the suspension (sway bar links, control arm bushing, ball joint, strut mount, motor mount, etc etc). This can be a serious safety issue, so if it were my vehicle, I would first get to a dealer or alignment shop right away to have the front end suspension, tires and wheels checked.
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/ is the website I checked for your car and found no reference to this issue. There are reports of airbag deployments with no collisions, although they are rare. The computer in your car is capable of displaying the deployment, and may show which sensor in the front if any caused it to deploy (collision first/deployment second) or if no sensor signal (deployment first / collision second) is logged. Whatever the outcome, you will need a specialist in data extraction to achieve this.
insert the key into the drivers side or passender side front door, twist the key and pull open on the handle at the same time and the door will open. It might take a few times to get it, but this does work, source BMW AG Munich.