Folks this car (E38) is determined to beat me. I went to open the bonnet/hood today, pulled the internal release lever, the right corner of the hood lifts slightly, but I cant get it to release the left side at all. The left side with the external handle just sits tight. I have tried pushing the hood back down and recranking the internal lever, all to no avail. Any suggestions about what else I can try to access the engine bay?
I think that this may have been an issue to the previous owner because the left side grill was held in place with a cable tie, which I have since removed to see if I can resolve it through that openeing. No joy at this point.