Question about 2003 Volkswagen Passat
The hood release on my VW Passat is broken. How do I open the hood to replace the part?
It is more likely the cable that runs from the handle inside is broken, either on the handle end or where it connects to the release under the hood.
If it is inside, you're in luck; grab the end of the cable with a pair of vice grips and pull to open.
If it broken under the hood, you may be able to look up to the top of the hood through the grille or from under the front of the car and see where the locking bar fastens to the holder. If you can, you may be able to take a long screwdriver or flat iron and push on it to release it. But make sure you have a replacement part for it first so you don't have to go through the whole thing again. And realize that it will be hard to push on it enough to open it.
Posted on May 23, 2009
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