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Old 06-08-2013, 01:21 AM
mrjayviper mrjayviper is offline
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hood won't close normally

somehow when I close the hood, it sort of bounce and doesn't locked into place when drop from about 2 feet off the chassis.

the only way to close it to lock it is to close the hood without actually locking it and then give it a push. even then, it seems loose when I try lifting from the side.

Also I can open the hood without unlocking from the inside. just lifting the latch in front (the one sticking out in between the grills) will open it.

any ideas what could be wrong?

thanks
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:16 AM
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ok. seems the latch is still ok and and I can lock the hood properly.

but there is some sort of "procedure" involved.

1. to open hood, pull the latch from the inside and pull the latch from the front of the car
2. to close hood, pull the latch from the inside and then close as normal

Step1 is pretty normal to all cars I've owned/used before. But is step2 normal for BMW? thanks
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