Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-20 Thread Darren Marshall via Mercedes
77 240d, not sure if it's the same mechanism... but the way you describe it sounds the same. There is a slightly hooked spring loaded latch that attaches to the handle. Release the hood lever thing from inside, then wrap the wire around the latch and pull forward the same way you would pull the

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-20 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
11:14 AM Subject: Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work 77 240d, not sure if it's the same mechanism... but the way you describe it sounds the same. There is a slightly hooked spring loaded latch that attaches to the handle. Release the hood lever thing from inside, then wrap the wire

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-19 Thread Max Dillon via Mercedes
Darren, which car? Does hood latch mean the handle that pops out of the grill after the inside hood release is pulled? Running a piece of wire around the base of the lever may allow Larry to release the hood by pulling the wire toward the passenger side of the car. -- Max Dillon Charleston SC

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-19 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
I bought a grill insert with the chrome surround and star on ebay. Now, when it arrives, I can go through the egg crate and find a way to release the hood. Thanks again for all the help. LarryT 91 300D On 7/15/2015 12:23 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: On July 15, 2015 at 10:48 AM Jim

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-19 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
On the 110/111 i could release the hood from underneath with a stick. Never had to try this on a 123/124/126 so don't know if it can work. I bought a grill insert with the chrome surround and star on ebay. Now, when it arrives, I can go through the egg crate and find a way to release the

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-19 Thread Darren Marshall via Mercedes
Once macgyvered some wire around the hood latch through the grill insert after busting the latch pull. Or maybe I pryed with a long screwdriver. Whatever. It was possible to do without damaging/removing anything. Darren On Jul 19, 2015, at 1:42 PM, Curly McLain via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-19 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
With great care and a stout jeweler's screwdriver you can pop the hood on a 107, no damage. The PO did this on our for-sale SL. Took him quite awhile. My first act was to hook a coathanger wire to the release lever. Having that big semi-open circle in the middle was key, I believe.

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-19 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes
I am sure the stealer has a way to get in without bashing the grill. May be worth some calls, long term stealers who sold 124s may have the knowledge. most don't retain employees that long, and are therefor useless. Nothing in the CDs? Larry, I'm skeptical that you can get it open going

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-19 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
Larry, I'm skeptical that you can get it open going through the grill, I'm going to take a look at my '95 and see what it looks like. I remember examining the mechanism and thinking that it would be quite difficult to defeat. I think that all of the cable/lever part is inside a metal box with

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-19 Thread Meade Dillon via Mercedes
I don't see how the hood can be opened via the grill without drilling/cutting/removing more metal that protects the hood latch. I'd say your best bet is to get at the end of the cable under the dash, grab with a vice grips or similar, and pop the hood that way, and then replace the failed part

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-16 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Uh oh On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 11:29 PM, Jim Cathey jim.cathey...@gmail.com wrote: Worse case scenario is you find out after the fact that a replacement grille insert is NLA. LOL I worded my instructions _very_ carefully! Cut the green wire. After cutting the red wire. -- Jim

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-15 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
Worse case scenario is you find out after the fact that a replacement grille insert is NLA.  LOL I worded my instructions _very_ carefully! Cut the green wire. After cutting the red wire. -- Jim ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-15 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
: Mitch Haley mi...@mitchellhaley.com Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 12:23 PM Subject: Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work On July 15, 2015 at 10:48 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Worst-case scenario: source a new plastic grill insert, and bash the old

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-15 Thread LarryT via Mercedes
my 91 300D still has a hood release that will not do anything. The lever is attached to the lower dash next to the A Pillar. I have pulled, pushed and cursed at it will equal results. Nothing budges. Efforts to move the hood itself are just as frustrating. Neither side of the hood will

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-15 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
I had a similar problem on the 300Sd that the hood would not latch down on one side. Thought something in there was buggered or out of adjustment or whatever. Took things apart, adjusted, etc. to no avail. finally sprayed lot of PB on the latch, the cable, and anything else that did/didn't

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I have found in some cases that if the cable jacket can move around there's too much slack in the cable, preventing it from being pulled in enough to release the latch. The S500 did this with the passenger side hood latch - the other latch would release but this side wouldn't - preventing you

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-15 Thread Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes
Worse case scenario is you find out after the fact that a replacement grille insert is NLA. LOL On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 10:48 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Worst-case scenario: source a new plastic grill insert, and bash the old one out with a hammer. Then you can

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-15 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
Worst-case scenario: source a new plastic grill insert, and bash the old one out with a hammer. Then you can reach in with a screwdriver and lever it open. Then fix it, before putting in the new grille. -- Jim ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list

Re: [MBZ] W124 Hood Release will not work

2015-07-15 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes
On July 15, 2015 at 10:48 AM Jim Cathey via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Worst-case scenario: source a new plastic grill insert, and bash the old one out with a hammer. Then you can reach in with a screwdriver and lever it open. Then fix it, before putting in the new grille.