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1986 190E 2.3 We got the out emblem off, the wind blew the hood shut, [:0] we can't get it open or got the emblem in the hole[:(!] PLEASE HELP[:X]
 

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Which hood emblem? Are you talking about the hood star or the hood badge?

I dont really understand your question. The wind blew your hood shut?....just pop the hood and open it up again.
 

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The hood release will not open the hood now. I am talking about the star on the hood. Thanks
 

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Sounds like you might of broke your hood release cable. The only way your going to open the hood is if your break the hood pull thats in between the grill. Thats right...I said break it. You will have to buy a new one which they are cheap.

To install a new hood star....place it in...and go on the underside of the hood and turn the hood star mechanism with some pliers. You will feel it set into place when you turn it enough.
 

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Yeah, DW201 is correct about breaking the hood release handle. Fortunately, the can be had for about $10 shipped on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7961195011&category=33648&sspagename=WDVW

And the cables are about $30 at a dealership. Part number 201-880-02-59. Unfortunately, they're a pain in the butt to install.

Cheers,
n0alpha
 

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you can pretty easily reach the small lever where the handle is hooked to, with a bendable wire. I broke mine a while back, it's not difficlut at all. Be careful don't break your grille screen.

good luck.

87-190D2.5 with 258,000 miles at 42mpg.
 

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Okay, we're still working on the hood, thanks for the feed back, hopefully one of these will work. Again, Thanks!!
 
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