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Old 04-12-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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Need New Hood Cable

So my hood release cable snapped at the release handle. I obviously need to buy a new cable. Does anyone know if the dealerships usually have these in stock, and maybe how much it would run?

Also while I have my car apart to put the cable in, I'm hoping to tackle another hood issue. The spring things that lock the hood down don't work. When I open the hood they don't go back into position, so I have to use a screw driver to move the springs into the lock position. Anyone know whether I need these too, or if I can fix them myself?
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:07 PM   #2
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yea i know maranello has them in stock i just picked up the cable that connects the first lock to the second which is alot shorter than the cable you're looking for and i think i paid around $30 for it.

if im not mistaken the one that connects the release handle to the first lock comes with the handle and a few extras with it for about $60


dont quote me on this but msg maranellobmw (mike), hes the man
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:27 AM   #3
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how hard a job is this to do on e36? i heard it was a nightmeare
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:44 AM   #4
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I got both in stock...
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Fil i still need to come up and see you! haha
how hard a job is this, its on my pet peeve list, and if its easy i wanna get it done, annnnd i have tm off so i really have no excuse not to. just so long as its not rediculous to do
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:05 AM   #6
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Its not that bad!
haha ok man, im trustin you on this one ...
what you got going on tm, cant promise ill be up but if your around ill do my best. also pm hood cable price?
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haha ok man, im trustin you on this one ...
what you got going on tm, cant promise ill be up but if your around ill do my best. also pm hood cable price?
I took the necessary parts off my car last night....it does seem like that hard of a job.....more like a pain in the arse.
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I got both in stock...
I seem to always tell you no lol. I found a cable last night. If this one falls through, or I need other parts for this job I'll let you know. Thanks though.
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