hood stuck on e34, help how can I open this

Asked by Jun 02, 2012 at 10:34 PM about the 1994 BMW 5 Series 525i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

3,335

You may need a helper for this one. I have found that using your hands and gently applying extra force, and sometimes a little wiggle in the direction the hood opens will dislodge the catches. You may need to adjust the retainers after you get it open.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
225

what this guy said ^^ someone to hold open the latch so it doesn't close while you try and wiggle it loose. And remember, it opens to proper way (hinges on the front of the car)

2,965

The same but sometimes you need to give it a little bump in the closing direction. And check if the cable is not broken, if it is remove the left lung and get your hands inside to the hinge lock and unlock it by hand.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

5 Series

Looking for a Used 5 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 16,324 nationwide 5 Series listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

BMW 5 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,110
  • #2
    Michael Branan
    Reputation
    780
  • #3
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,140 Great Deals out of 33,037 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 7 Series
150 Great Deals out of 5,863 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
473 Great Deals out of 19,796 listings starting at $1,400
Used BMW M5
18 Great Deals out of 628 listings starting at $9,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
635 Great Deals out of 25,787 listings starting at $1,995
Used Audi A6
118 Great Deals out of 6,526 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW M3
45 Great Deals out of 1,758 listings starting at $5,995
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
196 Great Deals out of 5,736 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Accord
1,102 Great Deals out of 61,485 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 5 Series For Sale
2,619 listings starting at $50,431
2017 BMW 5 Series For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 2,409 listings starting at $48,081
2016 BMW 5 Series For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 591 listings starting at $24,991
2015 BMW 5 Series For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 675 listings starting at $19,480
2014 BMW 5 Series For Sale
184 Great Deals out of 3,468 listings starting at $13,998

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.