Bimmerfest - BMW Forums - View Single Post - Hood cable failure point / how to open hood manually upon cable failure
View Single Post
Old 08-02-2011, 04:25 AM
Hamilton1974 Hamilton1974 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Västerås, Sweden
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 148
Mein Auto: BMW 740d 2004
I tried doing that on both sides. Removed the wheels, removed the windscreen washer container but above that is a metal plate and bar as well as the air filter box (this is on the driver's side). On the passenger side I found what looked like a hydraulic pump right inside the plastic cover and above that the second air filter box (got one on each side of the engine compartment with my 40d engine).

Tried wiggling my arm, hand and fingers around the parts that I was unable to move or take out but reaching the latches was a no go...

So unfortunatly I don't seem to have the same access from below on my V8 diesel as you have on your straight-6 diesel...

2004 BMW 740d
Reply With Quote