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Old 08-14-2008, 02:24 AM
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Thumbs down Hood not closing properly... will take it to dealer

The first time I opened up the hood, it closed without any drama.

Today, I opened it up out of curiosity for the second time, and when I tried to close it, I heard something banging against the latch of the hood and won't close. Since I can't drive it with the hood open, I forced it down and it still won't close completely, but it seems like it's somehow locked itself. But I can see huge gaps along each side on the hood and they are very uneven, meaning the gap on the right side is bigger than the left.

Check yours before warranty runs out. It's easy not to open the hood at all 'cause there's no oil dipstick in the 3.0si.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:08 AM
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Sounds like your hood release just got stuck, being that this is the first time I've ever seen this posted, people probably don't have to rush out and check

Quick test, have some one sit in the car and pull the hood release up, hold it, and someone push down on the hood.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:48 AM
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Will try. Service center at the dealer is closed for a couple of days till the weekend's over anyways.

Thnx!
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Nope, doesn't work. The only way that I can lock it in place is to hold the latch (the one on the hood) and push the hood just a bit right (it's doesn't move that much, as it shouldn't, but it won't close if I don't do so) and then push it down really hard.
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Will try. Service center at the dealer is closed for a couple of days till the weekend's over anyway. ...
Just wondering how a dlr "service center" is closed from Thursday
through the weekend...must be some holidays I missed.
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Similar problem mentioned previously, on an E53. Did you read this post?

http://www.xoutpost.com/x5-e53-forum/...t=hood+closing
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