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Help can't open the hood on 2005 a3 2.0 tdi bkd

Tuteh Apr 11, 2010

  1. Tuteh

    Tuteh New Member

    Hi guys, i apologize in advance if this topic has been discussed already, i'm having a tough time finding the post via search engine.
    Long story short, i've serviced the car recently and when i got it back i've noticed that i couldnt open the hood. Now when i first tried the handle it kind of got stuck several times along the way.
    The inside handle is dead now meaning that if i pull it it moves freely back and forth without "grabbing"/opening anything.
    Do you know any trick i could use to get it open without using the interior hood handle?

    Thank you in advance.

    P.S. my oil level is near minimum, time is running out :sorry:
  2. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

    Have you tried getting some one to push down on the hood while you work the lever. you might find the cable releases and the lever works again.
  3. tdisportuk

    tdisportuk Member

    @tuteh - check your inbox, PM'd
  4. Tuteh

    Tuteh New Member

    Yep, didnt work out really but today i managed taking the car to a buddy's car-service.. quite easy in the end... we just lifted the car up and from the bottom we reached out towards the lock and the bonnet simply popped. Weird enough though, the cable hadn't snapped, everything appeared to be in top condition apart from the bonnet being visually lowered while closed also the lever works again :think:. The bonnet still appeared to sit lower than usual after, but i rotated counter-clockwise some rubber thingies that could be found on the inside of the bonnet towards the wipers (unscrewing them) and fixed the aesthetic problem.

    Thx again guys for your prompt support:yes:

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