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2002 BMW 745i Question: hood latch broken

 

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dgarcia, Milpitas, CA, June 06, 2010, 15:24
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The hood release latch inside the car isn't working. How can I manually open the hood if that latch is broken?

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    Chow June 07, 2010, 00:50
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    best to confirm, i have had the bowden cable break at the lever on the inside of the car, but if cable has completely snapped and it is confirmed, easiest way i have done it is by destroying one of the kidney grilles and operating the latch.

    i have seen others removing radiators and such from underneath, but you could be spending countless hours any other way

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