Hood cable failure point / how to open hood manually upon cable failure
Today's issue: hood cable failure after messing with the HID bulbs in the headlights.
These pictures show a common location for hood cable failure. In my case, the clamp at the end of the cable sleeve broke the plastic outer sleeving behind it and slid up the metal inner sleeve, which reduced its ability to provide resistance to actually pull the cable.
These videos and pictures show how to pop open the hood latches manually upon cable failure.
These pictures show how to replace the rear hood Bowden cable and hood lever bracket.
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Last edited by Keif; 10-11-2009 at 03:54 PM.