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Opening the hood of a w115

Is there another way to pop open the hood of a 115 other than by the hood release lever? I pulled on the lever this morning and the cable seems to have snapped.
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Where did it break? Up front or by the inside mechanism?

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Up front.
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I really don't have a solution, except get inside the grill and pop off the grill insert clips to operate the release mechanism.

Perhaps some W114/115 owners can take some pics of the inside of the grill shell.

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Thanks for the inputs! My father-in-law was able to open it last night. I just pulled the hood release cable once more and he just fiddled with the food release on the right side and it popped up. I knew he would be able to open it being a veteran Benz mechanic who owned several fintails and 115s in the past. Turns out that the lock/pop up mechanism needed lubrication. After we oiled it everything worked fine.
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