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Hood release broken. how do i open the hood

Can i open the hood another way if i pull the latch on the inside.

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SOURCE: does any one know how to open the hood on a 1987

There is a release cable that is attatched to the red releas handle on the drivers under dash panel. You can grab that cable with needle nose pliers to release the hood to the first detent if the handle or cable is broken. There is a secondary release mechanism(called a hood tongue) which routes through the grille where the rectangular slot is once the hood is popped up with the release handle.you can grab the rest of the broken hood tongue with needle nose pliers and pull it out to completly release the hood from the saftey catch. If it is completely broken you can take a long screw driver and push the saftey catch( i beleive to the right) and the hood should be able to open all the way up. Both the hood tongue and the cable(securing portion at release handle) are common failures and break over the years.if it is at the release handle you are having a problem-get a #2 phillips screw driver and remove the release handle to gain access to the loose cable. I hope I have been helpful

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 mercedes s430 and I pull the hood

reach in with long needle nose pliers grab whats left.

Posted on Apr 19, 2010

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SOURCE: the inside hood release wire pulled out but it wont spring back

You need to replace the hood release mechanism. You can access the hood release from under the car - you'll need access to a pit though. Good luck

Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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SOURCE: c320 hood release handle won't pop the hood

I don't think there is a day that goes by in the shop where we don't get at least one vehicle that is doing this. Just use two people. One to pull the cable release and the other to slap the hood with their hand and tell it to cooperate. Usually, just a little "jarring" with the cable pulled will get it to pop up.

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SOURCE: my S-430 hood will not open even after I pull the hood latch in the car

Common, providing the release is actually hooked up, just get someone to tap on the hood when you pull the lever, should pop up, if not the handle and or cable may have broke, then you get to do a little fishing with a hook pick and a screw driver to manually release the cable through the grille,,.

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