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  1. 1999 Beetle Hood Latch

    1.9 Liter TDI
    I've read around and seen many people having issues with the pull tab coming undone on their hood latches and I had this too. I got my hood open when it initially broke by using a long screwdriver to push the latch off the hood loop... THEN; closed my hood and something over centered (I think)...
  2. Hood Latch Broken - Wire loop not working!

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I have a 1999 automatic bug that I love to pieces even though it's trying to fall apart on me. When I bought it 18 months ago, the hood latch was already rigged to open using a wire loop. The last time my mechanic worked on the engine (to fix leaking power steering tubing) something broke...