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I have a 1990 190e , I cannot get the hood to release. I have pulled the cord but it does not pop up to pull the tab and open the hood, it seems like it is stuck or jammed.. any suggestions as to how to get it open

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If you cannot get the hood to release, find where the wire is and pull with a vice grip. If this does not work, then cut the latch off using a sawzall between the hood and the bumper, if that makes sense.

Then, all you have to replace is the latch and cable once it is opened, and nobody would be any wiser.

Good luck on this repair.

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