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How do you open stuck hood release on 2001 vw beetle

Hood release is stuck and tongue under hood won't pop out

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Very careful, if the handle got disengaged or broke, try grabbing the cable with pliers, don brake it, just pull gently until it opens.

Posted on Nov 26, 2014

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SOURCE: 2001 vw jetta hood won't open. Faulty latch

They are not designed to open from the outside. Why can't you get inside?

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SOURCE: Broken VW New Beetle hood release

try to look for the cable attached to the lever that opens the hood, once you find it pull it, that will open your hood

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SOURCE: 1998 VW Beetle inside hood release handle broken

Their is a cable in the control access the cable and pull on it with a pair of pliers then replace the part

Posted on Aug 27, 2012

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