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Old 01-28-2012, 02:49 PM   #1
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Hood won't open and the emgergency cable is snapped!

I am having a really bad week... or maybe month. Let's start off with the fact my circulate pump on my heat went at the beginning of the month, then two days after that my hot water heat went. I figured it was only a matter of time for the third thing to go wrong so I just waited for it. Let's just say I wasn't surprised to see that my car one day wouldn't start.... I tried to pop the hood and got nothing, after about hour of trying to jump start the fuse that has the hood picture on it I gave up and had the car towed to my mechanic. After dropping it off I found that you can jump start it in the engine compartment or hook up a battery trickle ( which is what my mechanic did). He explained to me that once he did that my car started right up. I found it odd but nevertheless was happy that it wasn't the starter or battery ( as of now) cause i can't nor can my mechanic open the front hood to check the battery. So, I decided to go to my emergency cable to pop my hood and to my great luck the cable is snapped and just stuffed up in the wheel well... Just a side note I am the second owner of this car so .... So now what do I do to get into my car.... Any suggestions.. Can I removed the bumper and get to the hood release.. plz any help would be great

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Old 01-28-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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Yikes. Might find the answer here.

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Old 01-28-2012, 04:26 PM   #3
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Can I removed the bumper and get to the hood release.. plz any help would be great
catch-22. you need to open the frunk to remove the bumper. there might be too much tension on the hood not allowing the latch to actuate. my first suggestion would be to have someone pull the release near your seat while you gently push down on the hood - though my guess is there would need to be a crapload of tension to keep it from unlocking.

also, have someone pull the lever while you listen. do you hear it trying to open or does it not make any noise?
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Why is the cable snapped ? Something big went wrong in the past ? Or did the cable become disconnected at the latch ?
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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My '01 has the emergency cable release dislodged from the catch.... Looks like these things do happen... Was wondering what that cable should be attached to... Anyone got a photo of where it's supposed to go to ?

Better get that fixed before I get stuck in the same situation !!
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My '01 has the emergency cable release dislodged from the catch.... Looks like these things do happen... Was wondering what that cable should be attached to... Anyone got a photo of where it's supposed to go to ?

Better get that fixed before I get stuck in the same situation !!
from pelican's website: #12 is the emergency release cable.

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Angry Boxster front trunk issues

Any luck with solving this dilemma? My emergency cable is detached under the hood and I don't hear the actuator engaging!

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