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Can't open my hood! Please help.


I own a 190e, 1986.

The cable to the hood has broken. Therefore, when I release the hood latch inside of the car, and the second latch inside the grill, the hood does not open.

A mechanic was able to open the hood once with a screwdriver and a coat hanger.

I would like to do this, but do not know how.

Is there anyone who could provide a simple, step by step laymans set of instructions to do this?

Thank you.
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Originally Posted by lipmanaj
...A mechanic was able to open the hood once with a screwdriver and a coat hanger...
Add a flashlight to this recipe, and you may succeed. The missing release handle was connected to an internal latch. I would insert the coat hanger into the front hood grille between the second and third horizontal grille just left of center. Think missing release handle, and you will eventually engage the internal latch. Good luck.

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