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Hood latch won't open every time is there an adjustment?

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SOURCE: Hood Won't Open, and Lever Broke

Hi viper852004 , the only way you can do this is to remove the front grills and then you will be able to see the 2 sprung bonnet pegs, you will need to loosen the adjusting nut where it screws into the hood and unscrew it until it becomes unattatched from the hood, do this for both pegs and then you should be able to release the hood to fix the problem. the pegs will need to be reinstalled before driving the car as the hood will not close, hope this is of some help, regards mark.

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SOURCE: my x5 hood wont latch tight

Check the components to make sure there is no rust, dirt or corrosion present, and make sure there is a film of heavy grease (not oil) on all moving parts.

Posted on Sep 20, 2012

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