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Volkswagen Beetle how to open hood on a 98 vw beetle when

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how to open hood on a 98 vw beetle when tounge latch is broke off
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 5 years ago.
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Does the hood pop up a little at least??
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes the inside latch works but hood only opens 1 inch
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 5 years ago.
Ok this is not a easy task but you will need to use a long hook and a flashlight you will need to locate the anchor that latches the rod that is located on the hood you will need to use your hook tool and more it to the right until it clears the anchor to be able to release the hood tis will be the only way its not easy and you will need patience. I hope this helps.



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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i tried this but it would only move to the right about half of what it needs to
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 5 years ago.
While doing this you will need to push the hood down a bit to be able to clear the hood anchor this is the only way this can be done make sure the tongue piece is pushed inn this way it is not holding back the latch. I hope this helps.,



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