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Old 09-01-2006, 03:39 PM   #1
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Your Ride: 1995 325i
Hood Cable Replacement?

A look through one of the slots near the radiator shows a section of the vinyl covering to my hood release cable being split, and whatever is underneath that is showing rust. I'm thinking that I may have to replace, or least degunk and clean, the cable (it's not working smoothly anyway), but I haven't come across a DIY tip on how to do this. From what I can gather just by looking over the situation, a fair degree of disassembly seems to be involved to get at it. Anyone have any tips, suggestions?

On a related note, does anyone know of a way to open the hood if the cable should fail? The E21s had a release screw accessible through the grill with a screwdriver, but I haven't come across a similar feature for the E36s. Thanks.
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