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Greetings everyone,

I have a little problem, I barely use this car and its a brand new 2014 model, after the first oil change the engine lid wont open anymore. When I pull the lever it makes a motorized sound, however it doesnt pop.

Does it have an emergency release cable? My carrera 4 does...

I lost the manual for the S, well mainly because i was an idiot and left it somewhere while in a hurry :-(

Oil change was done professionally, I watched them, engine lid was opened then closed, thats all.

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  • 4 months later...

Unfortunately we don't have a dealership, I probably wouldn't trust them either (3rd world country). We have to do everything ourselves with our own specialized tools. I haven't checked under the wheel well yet (hesitant) but I know I will need to get to it eventually. :( its still looking so new, feels crappy inside to need to pull things off. :(


We did try applying pressure while pulling the lever but the motor sounds like its for an RC car, very weak, unlike power windows with gearing.


I will post a photo when or If I find it, I can't believe its been 2 months already.

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I finally opened the engline lid. What a pain in the *** or hands.

I peaked under the tail light but could not see any cables, it was clean and empty.

I removed the right rear wheel and plastic covers but couldn't see the cable, there was another piece of plastic but it needed torx screws and I was too lazy so I didnt bother finding the emergency cable. It was probably under there though.

What I did do was peak under the engine bay with a flashlight and I could actually see the actuator, I told someone to hit the engine lid button and the actuator was working solid.

So I got thinking, if actuator works, pulling the cable would be useless since the emergency cable is connected directly to the actuator not the latch mechanism.

I raised the spoiler, squeezed my hands around the latch and felt the loose cable link. Tada this was the problem. I then got some bicycle cable with a lead ball on the end and shouved it into the latch (tricky) once it grabbed I pulled hard and opened the hood.

I could then see that the plastic clips holding the links in came off, i simply clipped them back in and it all works.

How they came off beats me, still a pos design though...

My terminology sucks I know, I'm not a mechanic but you should be able to work out how I fixed it.



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