THE LATCH ON THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT IS STUCK, IT WON'T OPEN, IS THERE SOME SECRET LATCH I AM MISSING

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Asked by Aug 21, 2007 at 01:33 PM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

WHEN WE TRY TO OPEN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT THE BUTTON WILL DEPRESS IN, BUT WHEN WE PULL TO OPEN THE HOOD IT IS STUCK, WONT BUDGE. WE HAVE CRAWLED UNDER THE CAR LOOKING FOR SOME TYPE OF RELEASE BUTTON, BUT CAN'T SEEM TO FIND ONE.
PLEASE HELP THE CAR RUNS LIKE A DREAM IS RESTORED AND WE GOT IT AS AN INHERITANCE SO WE HAVE NO IDEA IF THIS IS STUCK PERMANENTLY OR HOW TO OPEN IT WITHOUT CAUSING DAMMAGE

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You should prolly take the hood off and try to take it apart or take it to VW and have them do it

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open the glove compartment and you'll see a tiny handle on your left side pull it down and it will unlock the hood.

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