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Help! I can't get my hood open.

26 Jan 2020 20:26 #21110 by whale driver
I just bought my 89 928 and in an attempt to open the hood by pulling on the under dash lever, I can't get the latch to release. I tried pulling on the cable but only get about an inch of travel. Not being totally familiar with its workings, is there an option to opening the hood? Obviously there is no way to access the latch from above or the grille front. Is there any way to release the latch from underneath?

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28 Jan 2020 22:37 #21113 by whale driver
I was able to get a solution to opening the hood from another source. It turned out to be a simple one. Apparently the problem was caused by a bad adjustment of the spring loaded rod that engages the body repticle. It was screwed in too far. Had the wife push down firmly on the hood near the Porsche emblem, which is right above the rod, while I pulled hard on the hood release inside the cockpit and it opened! Adjusted the rod two turns clockwise to extend allow a little space and it now works normally.

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