Author Topic: W111 Hood release cable  (Read 233 times)

hansr433

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W111 Hood release cable
« on: September 05, 2021, 12:57:39 »
Beautiful day here today in Tuscany, so I wanted the take my 220SE Cab out for a drive.  I normally check the oil before each drive and the cable lever of the hood release felt funny.  I pushed it back into the closed position and noticed that the cable had snapped.  Darn.  Any tips from the group for sourcing a good quality cable and any tips and tricks for replacing it and installing it properly?  My car was "restored" 2 years ago, and this is just another thing that has gone wrong.
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1963 220SE Cabrio (Exterior: Navy MB 332, Top: Haarz Navy, Interior: 482P Sahara Beige)
1963 BMW R69S

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Re: W111 Hood release cable
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2021, 13:21:22 »
How about original: A 108 880 01 59, ca EUR 200, 72 hours availability (better check the PN, I did not have your VIN).

Or here: https://www.niemoeller.de/en/w111/w111/B023/65/d88336-hood-release-cable


On installation (just went through it in W113) - there may be car model specifics, but to me it seemed - make sure the routing is proper, no bends, then adjustment and lubrication of the cable and lock.

I realized I did not know how to open the hood in case the cable snaps...
« Last Edit: September 05, 2021, 13:30:11 by Pawel66 »
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Re: W111 Hood release cable
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2021, 14:17:28 »
Pawel, thank you for your quick reply.  The lever came off its pin, so I have a short length of cable which I can grab with a vice grip and pull.  If a cable snaps in the engine compartment, then I do not know how I would open the hood without damaging the grill (easiest access to the locking mechanism).  The Niemoeller part has an original MB part number of 111 880 00 59.
How did you get the original MB part number?
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1963 220SE Cabrio (Exterior: Navy MB 332, Top: Haarz Navy, Interior: 482P Sahara Beige)
1963 BMW R69S

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Re: W111 Hood release cable
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2021, 14:24:22 »
The part number from Niemoeller was replaced by the part number I provided. I was looking in 111.023 assuming it is this VIN first 6 digits, but I am not sure.
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280SL 1970 automatic 180G Silver
W128 220SE
W121 190SL
G-class