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

Bonnet release cable has broke on a 1991 BMW 325 i. How do i get into the engine bay to fit a new one??

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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

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