Mercedes Benz 200E W124

Question by DeanC64 posted 6 months 1 week ago in E-Class

I recently broke the red release handle (interior ) to open the hood (bonnet) . The hood did not spring open after attempting to pull the cable with a pliers. I have hooked the release mechanism through the grille however that too has not been effective. Seems the release catch is stuck. Can anyone suggest a DIY solution other than ripping the grille apart .