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560SEC - Hood release

Hello old friends,

Can someone post a pic of inside the hood, drivers side where the hood latch release mechanism is?

It's secured in by three bolts, but I need to see where the wire connects.

Basically my wire came off and is not connected to the drivers side release, so I need to put in some kind of tool to pull it. Hood wont pop when the handle is pulled and the wire is not connected so its not a question of pulling the wire harder.

Any similar experiences? I am thinking something in off the front right and pulling, or breaking the grill and pushing from the left side.

Thanks in advance,

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cheers, if you can imagine I am looking in from the grill, I'm trying to work out where the latch is that i need to pull to the right to pop open the hood. It's tight but doable with a bent screwdriver, I think...
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ok, just to close this thread for future reference in case anyone has a similar issue, i.e broken hood release cable or stuck hood on a 560SEC

My issue was I replaced the hood mechanism on the drivers side and reconnected the cable wrongly (my bad!), so the passenger side popped up but the driver side wold not when the lever was pulled. No amount of pulling would open it as the wire was not connected to the mechanism.

What I did was to buy some thin screwdrivers, actually I got valve seal tools, and bent them to form a hook. There's a small gap top right of the grill where you can see the wire and mechanism. You need a torch, but the wire is clear. If you are dealing with a broken release handle you can actually pull the wire here to release the hood quite easily.

For me, I needed to work the mechanism, so I bent the tool so that I could hook it onto the lever that pops the hood, seen in the following pics. The lever on the left of the mechanism is the one that pops the hood, and it bends to the right. It honestly took me ages to recognise the part though the small hole in the grill, but with the old sample I could see it and work out where to go with the hook.

With the hook connected you do not need a lot of force to open. Then you just need to unhook, and reward yourselff with a cold one.

Hope this helps someone one day, this forum has been good to me in the past!
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Yay it's Rich. Long time no see.

Thanks for the thread closure too. It all helps doesn't it.

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