Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E70) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-21-2015, 04:00 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 12
Snolls is on a distinguished road
Hood Catch (Request for photo)

When I pull the internal hood release, the driver side will pop as normal, but not the passenger side.

Can someone post a pic of the hood latching mechanism on the passenger side of their x5? (So I can get an idea of where it might be getting hung up.)

(I've seen the parts diagram, but I can't see how things connect there.)
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 01-21-2015, 05:43 PM
ard ard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Foothills, California
Posts: 5,692
ard is on a distinguished road
Looks to me like both sides are duplicates- separate cables come from the drivers side, one to the driveside latch, the other then crosses the engine to the pax side latch.

Pictures are useless, as there is an 'enclosure' formed by the painted metal of the engine compartment and the latch is bolted to this from above (the metal has an opening for the hasp on the hood, but othersie you cannot see it well.

Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-22-2015, 01:35 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 12
Snolls is on a distinguished road
Thanks, ard.

So there's not really any backup mechanism for opening the hood if the cable snaps/breaks? (And no access from underneath?)

(I can't tell what the issue with mine is. Could be frozen, but could be something else.)

I've read a few threads about removing/cutting open the grill to access. Don't want to have to do that, but I may not have a choice.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-22-2015, 02:18 PM
ard ard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Foothills, California
Posts: 5,692
ard is on a distinguished road
Have you confirmed that the interior release handle is pulling both cables? just a wag
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-22-2015, 03:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 12
Snolls is on a distinguished road
Definitely pulling the driver side (obviously).

Can't tell if it's pulling the passenger side. (What would I even look/feel for?)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-22-2015, 04:27 PM
ard ard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Foothills, California
Posts: 5,692
ard is on a distinguished road
I just looked up Bowden Cable over on one of the parts sites. I dont think it CAN be the in car release- it looks like one cable there, then it splits into two.

Look up:

51237184452

and


51237184456

Hint: put that in google. youll find pictures
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-22-2015, 07:16 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oceanside, CA
Posts: 257
ZetaTre is on a distinguished road
There's a couple of post on the other forums about people having the same exact problem as you do: the driver side latch disengage while the passenger doesn't. I've asked one of the most recent guys if he has any feedback (since nobody ever reported back about it)

I suspect there's something going on with the little distribution box that takes the one cable coming from the handle and splits it to 2 cables going to the individual latches

I don't believe that you can access the latch from the kidney grill since the latches sit behind the radiators.

I believe you may have better chances by removing the center plastic of the underbody and going up to the latch from there.

I'll take a look tonight at my car and see if I can see a route. I'll also take a look at Rehingold and see if it has any information.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-22-2015, 08:58 PM
ard ard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Foothills, California
Posts: 5,692
ard is on a distinguished road
Yeah, perhaps this will help:

Hood cable failure point / how to open hood manually upon cable failure - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Looking at my X5 (it was at the dealer today for a recall, so I couldn't look until now) you can see the two cables 'join' at a small, elongated square box (in diagrams and pictures of the other car). It appears you can take off the fender liner and at the top you can access this junction from the wheel well. It is perhaps 4 inches from the fender line right at the edge of the engine compartment (where the hood joins with the fender when closed).
Attached Images
 

Last edited by ard; 01-22-2015 at 09:20 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-23-2015, 09:09 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Boston
Posts: 12
Snolls is on a distinguished road
That picture helps a lot!

I see the cable runs right next to coolant reservoir. I remember spilling coolant just outside the reservoir a couple of weeks ago, so there's a good chance something has probably either frozen or gotten gummed up.

[Edit: link is helpful too. You're always helpful, ard, even if you are a cantankerous one at times.]
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-23-2015, 02:33 PM
ard ard is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Sierra Foothills, California
Posts: 5,692
ard is on a distinguished road
^ You can see a rectangular silver tab (a threaded clip) with a black screw coming up. This will unscrew from the wheel well (along with many others).

Yeah, well if I was solely a dick, it'd be a different story....

Last edited by ard; 05-30-2015 at 06:34 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:27 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.