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15 Jul 2013 15:47 #15346 by rluvsporsche
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Hi All,
I'm having some trouble lately and can't get a break. During the weekend I going to have my AC recharge. While opening the hood the plastic latch broke. Now I'm unable to open the hood. I've pretty much tried everything to pull the cable but it won't release. Can someone direct how to open my hood? I'm afraid I'll have to remove the front bumper just to release the hood latch.
Any help welcome.
Thanks in advance.
Ariel

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15 Jul 2013 16:06 #15348 by dlbass93
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I went out and looked at my car, and at the front of the car, the release cable is on the top side of the bumper, and under the hood, so you won't be able to do anything up there. That leaves you having to take the remote release apart inside the cabin, and see if you can pull the cable from there.

I found this: www.nichols.nu/tip282.htm

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15 Jul 2013 20:58 #15350 by rluvsporsche
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I tried most of the tips in Greg's site but no luck. I agree there is nothing I can do from up the hood.

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15 Jul 2013 23:17 #15354 by 928mac
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Did the inside part of the cable break off inside the casing?
Can you take a picture of the broken cable that you can see?

Brad

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16 Jul 2013 10:15 #15355 by rluvsporsche
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I did not break off inside the casing. I've tried holding it with vice and pliers while pulling the hood handle but it still won't open. I don't think the cable has broken because when I pull on the cable it has tension.

Ariel

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16 Jul 2013 11:59 #15356 by emmanuelli
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The plastic frame of my hood release was the first thing that broke after i bought it. Since then i bolted a metal bracket to the side with a screw to hold the casing in place and thankfully my handle is working. However the trick is to make sure the casing doesnt move so the wire can do its job, even if you pull it with pliers as i used to do, it was really hard. Unless your wire is stuck somewhere in between this should work.

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16 Jul 2013 13:10 #15357 by wallyp
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Try laying down and looking up to see if you can't see the bottom of the hood latch. If you can, try moving the latch with a long bar or screwdriver.

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18 Jul 2013 07:16 #15362 by rluvsporsche
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I have good news I finally got the hood open using a chanellock. Is there any adjustment that I can make to prevent this from happening?

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18 Jul 2013 07:18 #15363 by rluvsporsche
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Would mind posting a picture of your metal bracket?

The plastic frame of my hood release was the first thing that broke after i bought it. Since then i bolted a metal bracket to the side with a screw to hold the casing in place and thankfully my handle is working. However the trick is to make sure the casing doesnt move so the wire can do its job, even if you pull it with pliers as i used to do, it was really hard. Unless your wire is stuck somewhere in between this should work.

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18 Jul 2013 15:47 #15364 by emmanuelli
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Not at all. i'll take a snap tonight. i kinda fabricated it.

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18 Jul 2013 16:27 #15365 by emmanuelli
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When it broke i had asked a mechanic i took to the car to, to please put something to hold the wire casing in place. they added just regular wire holders along the wire with rubber dampers on them. It didnt do much cause the casing was sliding freely whenever i pulled on the wire. So i took a piece of metal i had at home, i think it was a bracket to put two wood planks together. I folded it by one of the screw holes and cut it there. Then i screwed it tightly to the side. i passed the wire through where the screw hole "was" and bent the ends tight so it would prevent the casing from moving with the wire when pulled. My lever didnt break, thankfully.

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20 Jul 2013 00:11 #15370 by 928mac
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Good diagram but it gives a whole new meaning to "pulling your wire"

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20 Jul 2013 20:11 #15376 by mm928
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Kinda looks like a monster trying to eat a syringe!

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22 Jul 2013 11:51 #15396 by emmanuelli
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well, that monster looks bad there, but its pretty basic, it saved me about $75.00 for a new wire setup. and it works pretty well. when that breaks, then i'll get the whole new wire setup.
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22 Jul 2013 11:55 #15397 by wallyp
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Lubricate the entire mechanism - cable, hood latch, etc. Lubricate the hinges while you are at it.

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22 Jul 2013 17:05 #15401 by mm928
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Hey if it works, it works! :)

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