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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 04-26-2011, 10:51 PM
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Hood wont OPEN!

Another Problem! My hood will not open. I think the cable has broke or has came off. There is no tension on the pully to open the hood inside the car. I tried and tried to get it open but no luck. I kno it has a latch on each side of the hood but have no idea how to get it open. Any advice will help!

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:49 AM
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:29 AM
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My hood opens fine from the inside of the car....but the lever inside the grill is kind of strange...point in different directions all the time... and the hood doesnt stand up...falls back down....
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:53 AM
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:50 AM
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You will need to have your Gas filled stuts replaced for the Engine hood.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:34 AM
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Another Problem! My hood will not open. I think the cable has broke or has came off. There is no tension on the pully to open the hood inside the car. I tried and tried to get it open but no luck. I kno it has a latch on each side of the hood but have no idea how to get it open. Any advice will help!

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Same thing happened to mine. I learned there were three cables to open the hood mine turned out to be the one inside the car attached to the lever. I had to have that cable and the lever replaced.
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:59 AM
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Unfortunately it isn't my inside cable. I already took the stuff inside the car apart and it looks good. My problem is under the hood, but guess what???....I can't get the hood to pop. I can not access the locks like on Keifs post because the post is for 745. They added more things and it is not accessable on 750's. I hope there is another way. The dealer told me that tghey would have to cut the cables and it would cost $775.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:41 PM
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Easy Fix

I followed Keifs instructions to a the letter and it was pretty easy. Just a word of advice though be prepared to get your hands scraped a lot.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:43 PM
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Hood Struts

The hood struts are easy as pie to change, just pull the ring and pop them off. Install is the same as removal.
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:45 PM
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Once again, Keif's instuctions work PEREFECTLY for 745's. It also worked for taking apart the inside under the dash by the handle. I have a 750 and it is too obstucted to get in there. There are bars, resevoirs, and metal plates in the way.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:21 PM
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If anyone in Houston has a 750 that I can look at, please let me know.

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Old 11-19-2012, 06:02 AM
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can anyone help,,,2003-760li,,,,how to bonnet open???


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Old 12-27-2012, 09:19 AM
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Another Problem! My hood will not open. I think the cable has broke or has came off. There is no tension on the pully to open the hood inside the car. I tried and tried to get it open but no luck. I kno it has a latch on each side of the hood but have no idea how to get it open. Any advice will help!

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Had same problem and took me 5 mins, got car on ramps and removed engine cover under car and located latch with torch and got long piece metal to push latch where cable come out
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:22 AM
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Mark,

I will have to try this tonight, it seam the 2007 and up E65 would have to follow this procedure. There is an additional air filter box that the earlier versions of this model did not have.

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Old 07-04-2015, 05:59 PM
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Post Hood Won't Open

I have a 2006 750li with a hood I can't open. I think the cable may have stretched. The opening lever was always almost to the end before it opened, now you feel pleasure but it won't open. I've pulled the release lever all the way and pushed down on the hood to help it release. I've removed the internal lever and pulled directly on the cable. I've seen the posts for the 745, but after I removed the window washer reservoir per instructions, there are still to many things in the way to reach or even see the latch. My assumption is I must manually release the two latches from the front. I'm really at a loss, but before I start cutting into the sheet metal from the back, or something else really radical, I'd like to hear how others have solved the problem.
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Old 07-05-2015, 03:58 PM
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Same here, I have the front end of the car up with the engine cover off and cannot find the latch. I see but cannot get it to release the hood.
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:14 PM
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Is there anyone that can post a few pics from the top of the engine bay, that shows the position of the hood latch for a 2007 E65 750i? I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:24 PM
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Dude it's in here just search kief, he did it with pictures
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:16 PM
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Hood wont OPEN!

Not exactly, Kief had the 4.4 write up. The 2007 has the 4.8 with additional plates and an extra air filter box. Which makes it very difficult to get to the latch.

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