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#1 Pat K

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 04:40 PM

Oh boy. I just pulled my hood release and the hood release wire snapped.

Any way of repairing this without cutting a hole in my hood?

Of course it had to snap before it released.

Help.

#2 Pat K

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 05:07 PM

I just found the remedy in my workshop manual. Best $45 I ever spent. Rubber plug in wheel well gets you to the lock.

Amazing.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:34 PM

Very clever these Americans! It's the same with no exterior trunk lock...they left a way to get the trunk unlocked if the cable breaks. They promoted the rear deck access panel as a convenience feature for trunk access but didn't say it was to unlock the trunk if necessary. What the manual doesn't address is how do you get the trunk unlocked if it's packed full of luggage or other items too big to remove through the hatch.

You're absolutely right...the cost of the shop manual (and parts manual) are about the best investment an Avanti owner can make.

#4 billy

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:47 AM

Did it snap under the dash or under the hood? If under the hood go under the car reach up between the engine & brake booster, grab the cable going to the drivers side latch & push it towards the passenger side. Both latches will open. bill

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#5 Pat K

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 01:10 PM

Thanks for your help. I will take your remedies to my mechanic. I am afraid if I ever got under my car, I might never come out.




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