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06 beetle hood won't open

When I pull the latch on my 06 beetle I hear it trying to open in the front of the hood, but nothing happens. Is there any way to open without damaging the hood?

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  • ssummers135 May 14, 2009

    What they found was the cable was not attached to the latch. They had to remove the plastic guard from underneath and with a mirror and a very long screwdriver or small prybar and popped the latch open. They were able to reattach the cable to the latch.

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Try having a second person wiggle and lift on hood while you pull on the release handle inside. most times this will open it but it also means the latch needs adjusted and it will keep doing the same till set right.

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