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Old 11-19-2005, 02:54 PM
fzzlbrgrs fzzlbrgrs is offline
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Mein Auto: 1995 540i
'easy-open' hood causing problems

The manual mentions tat after you pull the lever to see the hood, it should open with ease from the outside, due to some mechanism or another. I just recently got this car and so have only looked under there once or twice and don't recall having had difficulty with it before.

Has anyone else had a problem just opening the hood? Honestly, this is kind of silly.

I'd love a little suggestion or two here.
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Old 11-22-2005, 03:19 PM
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Assuming nothing is stuck or malfunctioning, after pulling the release lever, lift the front of the hood slightly and pull towards you, then go to the rear of the hood (closest to the windshield) and lift it up. If the hood release cable is broken or disconnected, you'll have to find a way of getting under the car to release the catch. I'm afraid it will take someone with more knowledge than I have to walk you through that procedure. Good luck.

Just to reiterate, this hood lifts from the rear, not from the front.
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