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How do I close the hood (bonnet) on my audi a4 2007 model?

I can't seem to close it. the extended support won't contract, and I can't find a release latch anywhere to get the hood back down.

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ILikeBMW
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SOURCE: Broken Hood Release

Hello There

In short no there isn't, however it's most likely your plastic release lever is broken and not the metal cable, you need to open the cover over the release lever, there will be a cable you can pull using a gripper and it will release the bonnet, you can easily replace the plastic llever and it's reletively cheap.

Hope this helps, please don't forget to rate me.

Posted on May 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Bonnet cable snapped, need advice on how to open bonnet

Most of the time the cable snaps at the release handle. If you remove the handle and get the end of the cable, you can cut off the cable jacket and use needle nose pliers or vise grips to grab the cable and pull to release bonnet.

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: audi a4 bonnet release mechanism broken

This can be over come by getting a pair of vise grips and gripping the cable that is sticking out and pulling it out, once you have opened it Do not attempt to close the hood without replacing the cable. You have maybe only one chance at this so if you don't succeed you will make it harder for a mechanic to fix it. a new cable is not to difficult to replace, buy the cable and housing replace both.

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

t955i
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SOURCE: hood (bonnet) latch is not releasing on passenger

sounds like you have a broken cable. Go to the front and using a screwdriver release the catch through the grill.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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SOURCE: I assume that this means

Try getting another person to push down above the bonnet latch as you pull the lever.They may have to push it down a few times,A sudden quick push may do it.Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

alicantecoli
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SOURCE: my hood latch cable is broke on my 1996 audi a4.

crawl underneath with a big long screwdriver and open the lever to open the bonnet

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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This can be over come by getting a pair of vise grips and gripping the cable that is sticking out and pulling it out, once you have opened it Do not attempt to close the hood without replacing the cable. You have maybe only one chance at this so if you don't succeed you will make it harder for a mechanic to fix it. a new cable is not to difficult to replace, buy the cable and housing replace both.

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