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BROKEN HOOD RELEASE CABLE.NEED TO

1997 Audi A4. The hood release cable came disconnected at the latch or broke. I cannot open the hood! How can I get the hood open.

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  • holybugeyesp May 14, 2009

    Where is the rachet? Is it right above the secondary hood release lever in the grill?

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There is a rachet right below the hood that you can reach from radiator grill.
Take a long thin screw driver, reach it and turn that rachet.
You will hear the "click" sound and the hood will pop open. 
or
other method is:
Unbolt the bottom bolts and screws of the front fender. That should leave the top part under the hood still attached. You should be able to pry the bottom part of the fender enough to work on the latch from under the car. 

Pull off the bottom part of the fender as much as you can. Go underneath the car and locate the hood latch. Take a 10mm wrench and remove the three bolts holding the latch in place. Remove the hood release cable from the latch. 

The hood should open now. 
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Posted on May 14, 2009

  • spark9 May 14, 2009

    yes exactly above the secondary hood release lever

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