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Old 01-29-2012, 03:53 PM
Airras Airras is offline
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Mein Auto: 2006 BMW 750LI,
Hood Cable Replacment 2006 750LI

I took the challenge of replacing my cables after the hood would not open. As noted a few post prior (4realGuy) the 06 750LI is much different than the 745 and in my opinion there is no way to open a hood that has damaged cables on that car without taking to the shop. My luck was that the damage was the bracket located within the interior as noted by Keif's post. I was able to pull the cable with a needle nose and viola! the hood opened. Now I am not sure about anyone else with a 750 but I had to remove the entire front bumper and cover parts in the engine compartment to get to the cabling system and even then the work space was a bit tight.

At the end of the day I have three new cables and a bracket and handle and hope to never need replacement again!

Thanks Keif and 4realGuy for your post they were extremely helpful.
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