Lets see if I can help
when you look at the pull are both sides still there, shaped like a "V"?
Nope! I hadn't noticed it was broken, but now that you mention it, it has only one side.
It looks similar to this: http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Hood_Release/ES3757/
but my part (what's left of it) is plain and flat. (All of the same thickness, about 1/4 inch, and about 5.75 inches long.)
Would the part linked here replace mine? I'm confused about whether I have a 2001.5 or a 2002 year model.
yes that is the part
this is the procedure on how to replace it
Using a screwdriver -5-, press apart clevis arms of release lever -3- and install lever over the pins . the clip snaps down over the lever to hold it tightly to the pins
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I understand your explanation, thanks!
I'll still need to create a login at VWhub to view the procedure, but I truly appreciate the quick and helpful response.
Advice gratefully accepted. Now there are only 9,999 other things to fix on this hoopty. :)
Lets try again hope this helps