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Merceded Sl300: The secondary latch on my Mercedes 1991 sl

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The secondary latch on my Mercedes 1991 sl will not release & I can't open my hood
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 1 year ago.
Hi, sorry for the wait on this question. Without seeing the car it is hard to say why the secondary latch won't release. It's just a hook that catches under the radiator support that prevents the hood from opening when going down the road if the primary latches are released. I would try hooking the arm with a heavy wire and pulling firmly while a helper lifts up on the hood. All I can imagine is that the radiator support is bent and the arm is still caught on the support when you pull it forward.Let me know how you make out.Marty