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Bonnet cable snapped, need advice on how to open bonnet

My bonnet release cable has snapped on my 2001 audi a4. Can't get bonnet opened at all, have taken front grill out but can't find any way to get at the lock

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    release cable stretched and needs to be changed, how do i do this?

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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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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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If you can, get a hold of the cable somewhere with a pair of pliers and pull it. Did it snap right at the release handle or somewhere in the middle?

Posted on May 21, 2009

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