[Vwdiesel] a3 Jetta hood won't open
rgreeley2 at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 14 15:39:47 PDT 2007
when i am stumped and am not in an emergency situation I will visit my local scrap yard and find an example of the same of similar item and usually I can figure out how to remove/repair the item in question. that said.... it does sound like the cable end came off or broke which you will have to activate the release from below.
ray> From: william at taygan.com> To: jhsg at sasktel.net> Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2007 13:02:39 -0800> CC: vwdiesel at vwfans.com> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] a3 Jetta hood won't open> > Thanks, I have pulled the entire grille (the tabs were already broken,> and it was wired on :)> > I'm thinking the cable is disconnected. I unscrewed the handle from> inside the car. I can pull the wire further than normal, and then it> stops like it's stuck on something.> > Now I'm faced with a few little openings in the latch housing. > > I'm looking for a picture or advice on where to push/pull to open it.> > I remember the ball hooks on in the bottom middle and pulls to the> driver's side, but that's about it.> > > Will.> > > > On Sun, 2007-10-14 at 14:54 -0600, James Hansen wrote:> > usually for me, the cable outer jacket gets loose from the tabs that > > hold it in place around the battery area. That gives it some slack, and > > just enough to not get the latch open.> > > > you can get at it from below after getting a plastic air dam piece out > > of the way. One of the ultra long needle nose pliers works. I also > > carry a piece of coat hanger bent in the right shape to snag the thing > > from the front, but since you have the aluminum satelite dish mesh > > grill, that prolly will not work.> > -james> > > > David Cook wrote:> > > Check and make sure the cable is still attached to the> > > handle inside the car too. > > > > > > I've seen a car or two where for whatever reason, it> > > kept coming unhooked from the handle. > > > > > > Whether or not it is unhooked, you might also be able> > > to get enough pull on the cable from inside the car> > > (if say the cable is stretched and the swing of the> > > handle isn't quite enough) with a pair of pliers> > > inside the car.> > > > > > Just something else to look at.> > > > > > David> > > > > > > > > --- LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:> > > > > >> A1 an A2 can generally be opened with a longish> > >> screwdriver > > >> or other probe and pushing/prying on the lever the> > >> cable pulls.> > >> Sometimes takes 5 minutes or so to catch it right> > >> and get it > > >> far enough. > > >> Release cable either slipped or got pinched and> > >> the housing > > >> accordianed up shorter.> > >> Loren> > >>> > > > > _______________________________________________> Vwdiesel mailing list> Vwdiesel at vwfans.com> http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/vwdiesel
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