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ang7rv 06-29-2011 11:30 AM

Help! Dont know what part i need
okay so i have a 1997 318is and i recently rear-ended someone :cry: my grille was pushed in and my hood wouldn't open so the mechanic had to break it open and now i have a wire hanger holding my hood shut :bawling: he said something about needing a hood cable with two latches ? and i cant find nothing of the sort....a little help anyone? it would be greatly appreciated.

ZeGerman 06-29-2011 12:03 PM

See parts diagram below:

Link to page with part numbers: HERE

Mark@EAC 06-29-2011 01:33 PM

I would have to see it to know exactly what you need, but it sounds like someone suggested you need to replace the hood locks and cable.
Left and right locks:


hood release:

If possible post some pics of the parts that are damaged so we can better assist you.

ang7rv 06-30-2011 06:54 AM

Thanks I believe I found what I need, I don't have any pictures since my mechanic took the broken parts.

TnT817 06-30-2011 11:00 AM

That's a no no. Your mechanic cannot take your parts without you giving him permission. This happened with a ps pump on our old slug bug and we asked to see it and they threw it away so the gave the new one to us for free.

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