Hood release cable broken

Asked by Oct 30, 2016 at 11:55 PM about the 2012 Volkswagen Passat S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My hood release cable is broken. My handle inside
is off the cable as well. I've tried pulling on the
cable and all I hear is a clicking sound up around
the driver side headlight. How do I get the hood
open?

3 Answers

4,125

Have someone push and pull up and down on the hood to see if it'll release, if not, try jacking car up and see if u can reach cable from under car or through the front grill

7,815

you can remove the bumper I belive to get in there.

I will have to try both of these out on Saturday. Hopefully I can get it open then.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • how do i fix my interior hood release lever 5 answers

    i have a 2006 vw passat 3.6 and i pulled the lever inside the car to release the hood adn nothing happened .. the lever seams loose so in assumeing the cable snapped inside .. i need to get inside t...

    2006 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1999 Passat - hood does not release (pop up) when I pull the lever from inside 5 answers

    1999 Passat - hood does not release (pop up) when I pull the lever from inside the car. If I pull the lever & someone pulls up the hood it releases - tells me the cable is not broken. I tried looking ...

    1999 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • gas lid switch is broken, 98 Passat. How to open manually? 2 answers

    The switch to open the gas lid is broken on my 98 Passat. HOw do you open the lid manually?

    1998 Volkswagen Passat 4 Dr GLS 1.8T Turbo Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • gas button broken, how do I open gas tank 3 answers

    The button to open the gas tank door isn't working. I think the fuse is shot. How do I get the door open in order to put gas in my car?

    2007 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2010 Jetta Broken Stereo 737 answers

    When I turned on my 2010 Jetta TDI yesterday the stereo system did not turn on. Touch screen is black and doesn't respond at all. I have checked the fuse under the hood and behind the radio, but t...

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Passat

Looking for a Used Passat in your area?

CarGurus has 21,439 nationwide Passat listings starting at $1,700.

ZIP:

Search Volkswagen Passat Questions

Volkswagen Passat Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,040
#2 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,000
#3 littlehorn
littlehorn
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Jetta
752 Great Deals out of 30,204 listings starting at $1,100
Used Volkswagen CC
112 Great Deals out of 3,594 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda Accord
1,266 Great Deals out of 78,832 listings starting at $969
Used Toyota Camry
1,525 Great Deals out of 101,602 listings starting at $700
Used Audi A4
376 Great Deals out of 13,440 listings starting at $1,599
Used BMW 3 Series
1,832 Great Deals out of 41,344 listings starting at $1,250
Used Nissan Altima
1,348 Great Deals out of 86,046 listings starting at $695
Used Volkswagen Touareg
62 Great Deals out of 2,456 listings starting at $2,400
Used Volkswagen GTI
152 Great Deals out of 6,318 listings starting at $2,299
Used Honda Civic
1,173 Great Deals out of 67,657 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Fusion
1,284 Great Deals out of 74,030 listings starting at $1,295
Used Audi A6
188 Great Deals out of 7,709 listings starting at $2,695
Used Volkswagen Tiguan
207 Great Deals out of 9,374 listings starting at $4,494
Used Volkswagen Golf
35 Great Deals out of 3,013 listings starting at $1,700
Used Hyundai Sonata
1,005 Great Deals out of 50,136 listings starting at $700

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Volkswagen Passat S For Sale
75 listings starting at $10,975
2014 Volkswagen Passat S For Sale
12 listings starting at $10,923
2013 Volkswagen Passat S For Sale
56 listings starting at $7,900