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Hi, I have a 1995 Audi coupe, the bonnet is stuck on one side so when I pull the bonnet release the bonnet only pops up on one side. any ideas? thanks

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Could have bend damaged bonnet hinge.or bonnet damaged.

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Get somone to push down on the bonnet and pull it up while u pull the relise handle. if dont work then strip the front grill and u should be able to open the catch manualy

Posted on Jul 10, 2013

  • magnus ross Jul 10, 2013

    thanks phil, no joy though getting someone to push and pull on the bonnet. can't see how to get the grill off either without the bonnet being up. looks like bolts that hold it on are on the inside?

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SOURCE: Stuck Bonnet!

Try having someone hold the lever to open it, then you go to the front and try prying the hood (bonnet?) up with your fingers.  You may have to give a slight push down first.
If that doesn't work, you try 'bopping' the hood near the front edge with the side of your closed fist, also with someone holding the lever to open the hood.  ...not enough to dent it, tho.
Once it is open, lube the latch assembly with some sae 30 oil.  If it is rusted, lube it with WD-40, and after a few days of opening it up several times a day, lube it with the 30-wt. oil.
Good luck!

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It could have twisted on recoil and is now stuck. You'd have to remove the interior panel to view that.

On the really bad side, the seat belt pretensioner could have failed or fired and locked the belt in place. If that's the case, I'd have a mechanic replace it since you can trigger an air bag deployment replacing it yourself.

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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..

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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.

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SOURCE: renault clio bonnet wont open

Get a second person to pull bonnet catch and you push up and down on the bonnet whilst catch is being pulled. 1, cable possibly stretched, 2, look at bonnet catch under the coloum to see if wire is attached, 3, try and lie under car and look up the back of the bulkhead to see the catch and release it manually. Hope that helps.

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