Moved to "General Technical Chat". What the problem might be is the tumbler in the hood lock has gone screwy. I have heard of this being a problem and there was a remedy for it some where but I can't remember where I saw it. I just remember that the person had to get the hood lock removed and had to replace it with a new one. You might want to check with your local comrades to get a better answer as most of us in North America use a hood release cable instead of the hood lock system.