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How do i open the hood 2002 beetle hood lock wont work

Battery is dead and the hood latch inside won work

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You will need to contact either a body shop or a Volkswagen dealer for help .
God bless your efforts.

Posted on Jul 05, 2018

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sparky1500

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SOURCE: hood release latch is broken

find the cable that is supposed to attach to the latch, and grab it with a pair of pliers or the like and pull.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

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mark brown

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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.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

greg_margo

Greg Margossian

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SOURCE: battery is dead, cannot open the hood, auto power locks

I found a few solutions to your problem here:
http://en.allexperts.com/q/Porsche-795/f_4364103.htm

A lot of them have some merit, depending on whether you want to actually manually open the hood or use the inovative options posted there. Either way, i hope this helps and best of luck with your problem!

Posted on May 07, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: 06 beetle hood won't open

try having a second person wiggle and lift on hood while you pull on the release handle inside. most times this will open it but it also means the latch needs adjusted and it will keep doing the same till set right.

Posted on May 13, 2009

Gort007

Just Gort

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 new beetle the battery is dead and I

Sure!
Obtain one of those "portable air compressor/battery booster/power supply" ($50 or borrow one) and charge it using the supplied a/c adapter.
Then plug it into your 12v outlet (a.k.a.cigarette lighter) and the hood release (and your radio) should work.

Posted on Nov 25, 2009

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