1990 Mercedes 190 E Hood Release Latch and Radio/Tape player problems

I recently Purchased a 1990 Mercedes 190E and their is a tape jammed in the cassette player, beacause of this i cannot use the radio so i was wondering
if anyone knew how to fix it or knew where i could get a replacement. Also when i pop the hood from the inside of the car and i go to lift it up I can;t because their is a latch that is supposed to stick out of the grill that you pull out to release the lock mechanism but the latch to release it broke off before i bought it. So i was wondering if anyone knew where to get a new one of those.
Thankyou very much, matrixtna
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Buy a new radio... Bekker radio is not worth keeping or repairing.
The dealer should have the latch for you there.
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Ok, but about the latch, i bought this car from a family friend not a dealer, so i dont know if the dealer would have one and this car is from 1990. Do you think maybe if i went to the dealer they would like order me a new one or something
Thankyou very much matrixtna
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Yes, they might have it in stock.
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I suggest you to get a pioneer CD player with MP3. Pioneer's panel matches the merc's red wood panel and it cost around NZ$400 (150 pounds) only. The professional Auto Hi Fi installer only need half an hour to complete the job.
Cheers Keith E14 4NS London
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thanks for the tips yea that is very inportant that the player match the interior the original radio was just black with black buttons so i was looking for something like that
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