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Broken tab to hood release cable

The plastic tab attached to the hood release cable on my 1998 Beetle just broke. Any ideas how to get the hood open?

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  • Carmen Thorsen May 27, 2009

    Thanks! I was able to remove a "plug" that holds the plastic "tongue" in place which allowed me easy access to the secondary latch. long screwdriver did the trick (and the part I removed plugged right back in)

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Get a long screwdriver and try to release the secondary latch that way. Or if you have small hands reach up under the hood and pull the secondary latch toward the left.

Posted on May 27, 2009

  • reef261 May 27, 2009

    Good stuff

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