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Re: [T3] Hoods won't open...

In a message dated 6/30/05 10:58:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
russw@classicvw.org writes:

<< On Thu, 2005-06-30 at 21:53, John Jaranson wrote:
 > On Jun 30, 2005, at 10:33 PM, J. Jonik wrote:
 > > Re/ Hoods not opening by pulling lever in glovebox.
 > As for the hood not opening, if wiggling it and maybe bouncing it a bit 
 > doesn't do it, your best bet is to to go in through the spare tire 
 > well, assuming you don't have the spare in the car.  If you do have the 
 > spare in there it gets tougher.  If it is a late car, you might be able 
 > to pull the front bumper and the large crush tube behind it and go in 
 > through one of the largish holes for the tube.  Might need to find 
 > someone with small arms.
 > Also check to see that all the screws (I think there are 3) are 
 > securing the bracket for the release lever.  If these aren't all there 
 > you might not be getting the full pull on the cable.
 If you have to destroy something, destroy the round plate in the center
 to remove the shift rod. Easier to replace.
 Russ Wolfe >>

I know this might sound like a long shot, but have you tried pulling the 
cable AND the sheath together from the inside? It might be a case of the screw 
missing inside the glove box, allowing the mechanism to move. If not you might 
have to resort to really drastic measures, ie... drilling a 1/4" hole about 1" 
right of center about 1" down from the sealing lip, then use a lever to move 
the release arm. This isn't my 1st choice, but it can help release the lid if 
ALL other methods have failed. I hope this helps.

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof
       71 Square, now a 2 seat Roadster, pics can be seen at; 
       69 Square, currently awaiting a t-4 engine transplant

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