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From the bottom. Few times have I seen it broke at the latch. Reach up and cut the cable in half( as far as you can away from the latch). Then cut a couple inches of the cable sheathing of at the latch side. expose the cable, then pull the cable to open. If it did break at the latch, then you'll need a long pick(right angle or hook). You'll have to reach up in the latch to grab the arm to release the bonnet.
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.
Under the car: You will be able to open the hood if you pull off your splash guard and use a long long flat head screwdriver or something like that. You'll see the hood latch in front of the radiator with the cable attached to it at the top near the hood, put it on the drivers side edge of the bottom of the latch and pry to the passenger side, the lever moves from the drivers side to the passengers side, the cable basically pulls the top of it to achieve this. so your doing the same thing on the bottom with the screwdriver.
Release the latch from underneath by the lever that you have to pry towards the passenger side. Then open the hood, and replace the safety release mechanism broken cable.
Open front bonnet and remove plastic trim cover at top of left front inner guard. You will see a red cover over a solid pole. This is the POSITIVE power terminal. Connect your power pack RED / POSITIVE cable here and then connect your BLACK / NEGATIVE cable to a good earth point, like the engine mount bolt, bonnet lock, etc..
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.
when you say the bonnet has been pushed in do you mean like in a traffic accident if this is the case then is your grill damaged,the reason i say this is the only way you are going to open your bonnet is through your grill so a replacement grill will be needed.if you take this course of action,take a torch and look up under the bonnet you will se the bonnet realease at the very front of your bonnet it will have the bonnet realease cable attached you might need help at this stage,get a friend to push down on your bonnet,put your hand in and push or pull the lever until it releases as this works on a hook system and with the damage it might need a pretty stronge screwdriver to force it always remember the radiator is very easly damaged and very costly to replace .Hope this will help you get your bonnet open .adrian