Intro: Hood Release Handle Repair for Benz C240
Small 1/4" plastic broke off my hood release handle, so the cable always falls off. Instead of buying a new one, here's my instructable to repair it. You'll need:
- Small screw driver for prying
- Small 18 gage wire, I've stolen some from my daughter's hobby collection.
- Clamps & drills
- Portable light
Step 1: Unhook the Release Cable
Before crawling under the dashboard, pop open the hood. If the cable fell off the handle already, grab the wiring 'knob' & pull with pliers.
Open the release cable box, unhook the cable ball.
Step 2: Remove the Hood Lever
Push the driver seat all the way back. Craw under the foot well with some light & unscrew the hood release lever.
Unhook hood cable from the notch & remove it.
Step 3: Drill Some Holes & Lace Up Some Re-enforcements
Clamp the handle in open position & drill some holes. For maximum re-enforcements, holes should be close to the cable knob.
Now wrap the wiring around the hood cable. Make sure no sharp edges are exposed.
Step 4: Put Everything Back.
Tuck the release cable back. Test release handle & tighten as needed.
Put back everything in reverse order.
*** DO NOT *** slam the hood until you're happy that all works as is. :)