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Old 10-10-2009, 02:07 PM
Keif Keif is offline
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Location: Houston, TX
Join Date: Mar 2008
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Mein Auto: 2007 Alpina B7
So yeah, I broke something else. New hood cable = good. Old bracket for lever = bad. All done now though.

Advice for anyone replacing the section of the hood cable / Bowden cable running through the firewall to the bracket and lever inside the car: replace the bracket holding the lever at the same time as the cable, no matter how good your bracket looks. The plastic retainer piece on the bracket that holds back the cable's sheath and provides resistance for the lever gets old and will break through -- making you unable to open your hood with the lever since the bracket no longer provides resistance.

Parts replaced: (see diagram here)
  • Bowden cable, rear (part #9 / 51237197474 / $14.05)
  • Bracket (part #12 / 51237023992 / $11.53)
Prices listed above are without tax, purchased from dealership using BMWCCA discount.
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