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msj0506 04-26-2011 10:51 PM

Hood wont OPEN!
 
Another Problem! My hood will not open. I think the cable has broke or has came off. There is no tension on the pully to open the hood inside the car. I tried and tried to get it open but no luck. I kno it has a latch on each side of the hood but have no idea how to get it open. Any advice will help!

Tks in Advance

TechFreak 04-27-2011 12:49 AM

Keif is your saviour.....here's his excellent DIY here : :thumbup:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=403879

wicky 04-27-2011 04:29 AM

My hood opens fine from the inside of the car....but the lever inside the grill is kind of strange...point in different directions all the time... and the hood doesnt stand up...falls back down....

745Japan 04-27-2011 04:53 AM

Dealer.........

4realguy 05-13-2011 08:50 AM

You will need to have your Gas filled stuts replaced for the Engine hood.

antam23 05-13-2011 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msj0506 (Post 6025798)
Another Problem! My hood will not open. I think the cable has broke or has came off. There is no tension on the pully to open the hood inside the car. I tried and tried to get it open but no luck. I kno it has a latch on each side of the hood but have no idea how to get it open. Any advice will help!

Tks in Advance

Same thing happened to mine. I learned there were three cables to open the hood mine turned out to be the one inside the car attached to the lever. I had to have that cable and the lever replaced.

4realguy 05-13-2011 10:59 AM

Unfortunately it isn't my inside cable. I already took the stuff inside the car apart and it looks good. My problem is under the hood, but guess what???....I can't get the hood to pop. I can not access the locks like on Keifs post because the post is for 745. They added more things and it is not accessable on 750's. I hope there is another way. The dealer told me that tghey would have to cut the cables and it would cost $775.

hotwillz33 05-13-2011 09:41 PM

Easy Fix
 
I followed Keifs instructions to a the letter and it was pretty easy. Just a word of advice though be prepared to get your hands scraped a lot. :p

hotwillz33 05-13-2011 09:43 PM

Hood Struts
 
The hood struts are easy as pie to change, just pull the ring and pop them off. Install is the same as removal.

4realguy 05-14-2011 03:45 PM

Once again, Keif's instuctions work PEREFECTLY for 745's. It also worked for taking apart the inside under the dash by the handle. I have a 750 and it is too obstucted to get in there. There are bars, resevoirs, and metal plates in the way.

Keif 05-14-2011 06:21 PM

If anyone in Houston has a 750 that I can look at, please let me know.

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Bmw760li 11-19-2012 06:02 AM

can anyone help,,,2003-760li,,,,how to bonnet open???


plz

Funky mark 12-27-2012 09:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msj0506 (Post 6025798)
Another Problem! My hood will not open. I think the cable has broke or has came off. There is no tension on the pully to open the hood inside the car. I tried and tried to get it open but no luck. I kno it has a latch on each side of the hood but have no idea how to get it open. Any advice will help!

Tks in Advance

Had same problem and took me 5 mins, got car on ramps and removed engine cover under car and located latch with torch and got long piece metal to push latch where cable come out

gabeinseattle 07-03-2015 09:22 AM

Mark,

I will have to try this tonight, it seam the 2007 and up E65 would have to follow this procedure. There is an additional air filter box that the earlier versions of this model did not have.

gehrco 07-04-2015 05:59 PM

Hood Won't Open
 
I have a 2006 750li with a hood I can't open. I think the cable may have stretched. The opening lever was always almost to the end before it opened, now you feel pleasure but it won't open. I've pulled the release lever all the way and pushed down on the hood to help it release. I've removed the internal lever and pulled directly on the cable. I've seen the posts for the 745, but after I removed the window washer reservoir per instructions, there are still to many things in the way to reach or even see the latch. My assumption is I must manually release the two latches from the front. I'm really at a loss, but before I start cutting into the sheet metal from the back, or something else really radical, I'd like to hear how others have solved the problem.

gabeinseattle 07-05-2015 03:58 PM

Same here, I have the front end of the car up with the engine cover off and cannot find the latch. I see but cannot get it to release the hood.

gabeinseattle 07-05-2015 04:14 PM

Is there anyone that can post a few pics from the top of the engine bay, that shows the position of the hood latch for a 2007 E65 750i? I would greatly appreciate it.

mybmw408 07-05-2015 09:24 PM

Dude it's in here just search kief, he did it with pictures

gabeinseattle 07-05-2015 10:16 PM

Hood wont OPEN!
 
Not exactly, Kief had the 4.4 write up. The 2007 has the 4.8 with additional plates and an extra air filter box. Which makes it very difficult to get to the latch.


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