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Have no cable at all.bonnet is shut..how do i open it
Try using a long rod from under the car up past the front of the radiator to activate the lock. You may need a friend to push down on the bonnet to help in this operation.
Posted on Apr 27, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The leaver may have broken, or the cable is simply too stretched and loose to open the hood. Another reason is hood might be putting a lot of pressure on the lever, therefore making in near impossible to open bonnet (hood), so you may need someone to push or pull up on it as you pull the lever.
See if you can get at the cable itself, directly behind the lever. If so, cut some of the plastic cover away until you see the bare cable, give the cable a tug with pliers.
I once had to remove the grill to get access to the cable there, I cut into the plastic cover, slid it back and grabbed the bare cable with needle nose pliers and gave that a tug.
See if you can get at the cable, if the lever isn't working remove it (usually two bolts or so) and try pulling on the cable there.
Hope this helps :-)
Posted on May 10, 2009
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
SOURCE: VW Bora: Can't open bonnet
first of all not an easy job,you need to get the front grill off and look upwards for a cover that will be covering up the bonnet catch,basicly bend or pull this off,you should then see were the cable goes in,then you should be able to bar the catch with a screwdriver to release it. best of luck
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
Did you try with 2 people.
one guy pushes down on the hood and then pulls up after the other pulls and holds the release.
Grease the latch every so often to prevent this.
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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