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    How to open hood

    I recently took off my grill to paint it but forgot to reinstall the pull thingy for hood release. Is there a way to easily open the hood? TIA

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    Hi.
    Pull the release trigger inside of the car, the hood will pop of a bit.
    Now take a screwdriver and an electric torch, lift up the hood as far as possible.Use the torch to enlighten. You will see a black hook with a hole in it on the right side of the hood´s snaparm (looking direction). Push the black hook right, and you will be able to lift the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainfantastic View Post
    Now take a screwdriver and an electric torch,...
    To those of us stateside, that's a flashlight.

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    I was a little thrown off by the electric torch. I thought to myself "wow this guy is hardcore and is just going to cut the hood open" then it all made sense to me

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    yeah just reach in and pull the hook to the right

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbe67 View Post
    I thought to myself "wow this guy is hardcore
    Of course he is

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    thanks fellas. It worked

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    glad to be of help...

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    The terms that change by going over the pond always make me laugh. I thought that it was a torch to cut the bonnet myself.

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    Christian your silly jokes are going to get you the "boot"

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    Quote Originally Posted by trbochrg View Post
    Christian your silly jokes are going to get you the "boot"
    I get banned semi-annually here. Nothing new.

    Once I tried to get banned and it took about 3 real off color remarks and calling out mods. Then another time I PM'ed a mod about poor behavoir and I got banned.


    In a way, I'm like the Jessie James of Passatworld, only better looking and I drive a Passat.

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