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I pull the red lever inside the car to open bonnet, but PLEASE where is the release catch behind the grill on a Mercedes E300.

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The release catch should be just to left from the center in the second row down. It should spring out as you pull up on the hood. If not then it may be broken but you can use a hook tool to pull back the safety catch to open the hood.

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It pokes out through the grille you have to pull it out and lift the bonnet.

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