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Hood message even though hood is closed. Help

 
Old 01-21-2019, 08:12 PM
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Angry Hood message even though hood is closed. Help

I give my hood a pretty hardy slam when I am done working and when I get in the car and start driving, it keeps saying the hood is open. I pull over, open the hood (again), and slam shut (again). Then the message usually goes away after the second or third slam. Seems like it only wants to accept that I closed it when the car is running. Can anyone help? Where is the hood sensor located at? Maybe it is out of place and I just need to reposition it.

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Old 01-25-2019, 12:36 PM
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I don't feel like running outside in -5 degree weather to look under my hood, but I had to replace the switch on my '04 E500 for this same reason. It was a very cheap part that includes the sensor. The sensor is essentially a metal switch that is pushed away from making contact when the hood is shut, thus telling the SAM everything is A-OK. I would replace the switch. Open the hood and you will see how it works.
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Thank you sir, I will look into it. Read some others saying that they just had to reposition their current sensor because it was out of place.
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