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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 06-29-2011, 11:30 AM
ang7rv ang7rv is offline
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Exclamation Help! Dont know what part i need

okay so i have a 1997 318is and i recently rear-ended someone 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 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.
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:03 PM
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See parts diagram below:


Link to page with part numbers: HERE
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:33 PM
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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:
http://www.eaceuroparts.com/parts/pa...%20122%20269/3
http://www.eaceuroparts.com/parts/pa...08%20122%20270

Cables:
center:
http://www.eaceuroparts.com/parts/pa...%20977%20391/3

hood release:
http://www.eaceuroparts.com/parts/pa...%20977%20689/3

If possible post some pics of the parts that are damaged so we can better assist you.
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Old 06-30-2011, 06:54 AM
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Thanks I believe I found what I need, I don't have any pictures since my mechanic took the broken parts.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:00 AM
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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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