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Trouble unlocking hood and trunk

Hi I jujst aquired a 2000 911 carrera and I was triying to open the hood to change the battery and neither the hood or the engine compartemet lever want to move, they were working perfectly before, is there somo type of locking mechanism I should know about, any info greatly apreciated.

Luis
San Juan PR

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There should be a lever that you have to pull in the vehicle that will pop the hood up just enough that you can reach the lever to move the hood open

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