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1989 325I: open hood due to the cable from inside got disconnected

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i have a 1989 325I, I can not open hood due to the cable from inside got disconnected. What does it take to replace, cost and how can i pop the hood in an emergency?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  George replied 7 years ago.
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George :

Can I have the last 7 digits of your VIN #

JACUSTOMER-0lwhhxvf- :

i donth

JACUSTOMER-0lwhhxvf- :

i dont have the vin # XXXXX right now.

George :

In order for me to look up the proper parts I will need th VIN #

JACUSTOMER-0lwhhxvf- :

vin #wba

JACUSTOMER-0lwhhxvf- :

vin# wbabb1305k8275630

George :

Thank you give me a few moments to get the information for you.

George :

I am going to switch us over from Chat to Q&A this way I could post some pictures for you.

Expert:  George replied 7 years ago.
Parts diagram
No. Description Supplement Qty From Up To Part Number Price Notes
01ENGINE HOOD MECHANISM151231884281$25.82
02Hex head screwST4,8X19-C-Z2207119916949$0.25
03Body nutST4,8-4 ZNS207129901651$0.18
03Body nutST4,8-4 ZNS207129901651$0.18
05HOOD LOCK151231911393$18.21
06Hex bolt with washerM6X10-Z2207119913429$0.24
08Stop buffer251231852347$2.79


Expert:  George replied 7 years ago.
These are the average prices for the parts, labor is 1.5 - 2.0 hours.
Expert:  George replied 7 years ago.

To unlock the hood look through the drivers side grille and you will see a slot in the latch assembly, insert a screw driver into the slot and turn it to open the latch.

To replace the cable is very easy, you will follow it from the release handle through the fire wall to the latch assembly.



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Expert:  George replied 7 years ago.

Thank you very much,




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