Im having a problem opening my hood on my 2000 land rover dis 1
You don't specify whether its just that you can't find the release catch, or whether the release catch is stuck / broken,
In the UK (Right hand drive car) the release catch is situated in the left (passenger side) footwell, within about a foot of the lower front door hinge. In a Left Hand Drive car, I guess this would be reversed (i.e. right hand side footwell). Pull, and it semi releases the hood. Next, walk to the front of the car, pull the hood up about 1" and insert your fingers about a foot left of center. Sweep to the right, and you'll release the secondary catch and the hood will be open.
However, if its stuck / broken, then ......
You need to work underneath the front of the vehicle - the idea is to get at the catch and release it with a long screwdriver flicking the catch to open the bonnet -or getting a grip of the cable if it is hanging loose ( i.e. broken ) then getting a grip of the cable with mole grips or even pliers - to pull and release the cable / bonnet.
Once the bonnet is open - you can deal with renewing the cable assembly, or greasing it thoroughly.
Feb 21, 2010 |
2002 Land Rover Freelander