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How do I get my bonnet to open the release cable has snapped

The cable to the bonnet release has snapped and I need to know how to get the bonnnet open and where I can get a new mechanism from

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You can get a bonnet (hood) release at Dealers, some major autoparts stores and Salvage yards.

Carparts.com is good for Salvaged parts shipped to your door.

The How-to-do area is not always easy to determine. Best way is to go to a Salvage yard and view similar vehicles for how it goes together.

Sometimes you can sneak a socket between the grille features and undo the mounting bolts under the hood. These things are deliberately designed to provide security against theft.

I found some that had rear hinge bolts which could be undone with the hood in place. I found others where the grille could be removed with a phillips screwdriver from the front. Others as I mentioned required removing the mounting plate through the grille slots. The mounting plate had the intact lock mechanism on it and the hood opened with the mounting plate dangling, still locked in place.

Sometimes you have to sacrifice a cheap part to gain access. If the looks do not matter, break off parts of the grille.

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Loo between both light in the long **** shape gap just below where the bonnet is. If you look to the right, you should see a black cable hanging down. If not the it has snapped away, but if you can. Here is what you can to to open the bonnet. Use a long pair of plires and gab the cable. When you have a good grip, pull the cable firmly to the right (passenger side light). This should open the bonnet. It has worked for me....

Hope this helps

Posted on May 10, 2009

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

hmm u mite have to grab the rest of the cable if any left in the catch part of the lock under the bonnet and pull it with pliers.failing that get a screw driver and see if u can push the catch to release the bonnet through the grill.failling that undo the lock through the grill with a rachet usually 10mm socket hope this helps..

Posted on May 21, 2009

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SOURCE: bonnet release cable has snapped how do i get into the engine bay to fit a new one?

it depends where the cable snapped. it it snapped near the opener just get a vice grip plier grip the cable and pull. the cable passes inside the left fender, just remove the fender liner and you can access it from there. if it snapped near the catch you need to remove the bumper and or grille

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

SOURCE: this car is a 1.6 16v renault megane, the bonnet

hi,
If the cable is snapped in your car, then get underneath the car.Try to reach the catch and flip it manually.If you are unable to reach it with bare hands, a bent metal hanger would help to do it.Now,open the bonnet. You can reach the parts in bonnet now. If you are uncomfortable or unable to do it, please call a "Repair person" in the nearest locality to help you.Have a nice day.Please rate my solution as helpful.

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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SOURCE: The front bonnet release lever

easiest way could b to peel away layers of interior panels or where cable pops out an follow cable to where u can get some pliers on the broken piece, may have to peel back insulation on cable to access broken wire to pull on with pliers .hope this can help, good luck

Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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