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RE: Engine Hood Release Cable

Same thing happened on my wife's old '87 5KSQ. I took a long (8")
screwdriver, poked thru the grille in the right spot, and was able to
pop the latch. You should be able to see it if you look carefully, a
bright light helps.

I found the cable was fine, it just insisted on popping itself off its
seat. I was able to cable tie it in place. The cable tie act would last
for 7 or 8 openings, then I needed the long screwdriver and another
cable tie.

We traded it in before it got to be such a PITA that I had to fix it, so
I'm not sure what the actual repair would involve. HTH.

Ian Duff, 1990 Coupe quattro 20v, Red/Black
quattro Owners Club member P877

Home: New Bedford, MA, USA
Work: Charter Systems, Inc., West Newton, MA, USA

>From: 	Henderson Nuuhiwa[SMTP:hnuuhiwa@concentric.net]
>Subject: 	Engine Hood Release Cable
>HI All!
>	Who's got a solution to opening the engine hood when the release cable is
>Anyway, went into my '86 this morning, pulled on the release handle and
"snap" ... no cable ...
<<more snippage>>
>Any ideas on opening the engine hood, and general guidelines on
>replacing the cable?