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Audi 5000: 1984-1988, 100, 200: 1989-1991 (C3) Broken hood release cable


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Stroker116

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Broken hood release cable
Posted: Mar 7, 2006 1:43 PM
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Anyone know a way to open the hood when the cable has broken off at the very end? I tried hooking it, but it just pulled a loop out through the grill and didn't release either side.
Thanks
Stroker116

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Re: Broken hood release cable
Posted: Mar 7, 2006 2:37 PM   in response to: Stroker116 in response to: Stroker116
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My bad. I should have said it is a 88 5000 TQ. I think the latch I need is hidden behind the intercooler.
Kiwiaudi

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Re: Broken hood release cable
Posted: Mar 7, 2006 11:01 PM   in response to: Stroker116 in response to: Stroker116
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Try the audifans Archive. I am sure there is a couple of ways on that site.
Stroker116

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Re: Broken hood release cable
Posted: Mar 15, 2006 2:13 PM   in response to: Kiwiaudi in response to: Kiwiaudi
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Thank you sir. I found what I needed and got the hood open.
The "golf tees" are badly worn so I resorted to cable ties to correct the cable tension. Works fine, for now.

Thanks again
Chumley

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Re: Broken hood release cable
Posted: Mar 15, 2006 2:56 PM   in response to: Stroker116 in response to: Stroker116
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Last time the "golf tees" on my hood release cable broke, (plastic) I bought some reasonably priced new ones at the Audi dealer. Part # 443 823 597 A. They're now made of metal. Originally they should have been.

Chumley
twiggy

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Re: Broken hood release cable
Posted: Aug 27, 2015 6:51 PM   in response to: Stroker116 in response to: Stroker116
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Please tell me how you did it, my car just did the same thing! 88 Audi 5000

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