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  1. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    I asked for help with this a few days ago and user jparnes1 was able to point me in the right direction. I had a hard time finding solid information about how to fix this issue so I figured I'd make a post explaining what I did to solve it for anyone else out there. The Problem: Pulling on...
  2. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Hi all, I am new here. Recently our E66 740Li bonnet/hood cable has a problem and we can't open the bonnet. We managed to unlock the lock on the left side but not the right. Can anyone help? I've tried Keif's method but because ours is a right hand drive, the cable from the kick panel is on the...
  3. X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
    I have a 2007 E70 4.8i and went to check my oil today to find that my hood wont open. The driver side latch "pops" but the passenger side latch does not. I tried pressure over the passenger latch while pulling the hood release lever and that did not help. I can reach and pull the center...
  4. E21 (1975 - 1983)
    I have a 1984 BMW 318i and the hood release cable has broken off the hood latch. How can I get the hood open? I have removed all three front grills but the is a metal piece that runs along the front and top of the radiator and I still can't see the release. I believe there are actually two...
  5. E39 (1997 - 2003)
    So I went to opn my hood today and when I pulled the release lever there was no give to it. I came around to the grill and that little lever wasn't poking out nor was the hood popped. I couldn't get my fingers (or any of the other objects I tried!) in the grill to pull the lever. Is the cable...
  6. Mid Atlantic Region - DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV
    Hi. I'm new to the community. I have an '04 745Li, and my hood won't open! When I pull the release, nothing happens. I have low oil so I need to get it open soon. I initially took it to Fairfax BMW, but when they wouldn't quote a price for the change, I just picked up the car because I've been...
  7. 7 Series & 8 Series
    When I pull the hood release lever, I feel the tension how ever the hood doesn't release. please help.:dunno:
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