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Garage said the cable is broken.

When the bonnet release is operated, the cable at the grille end moves in sympathy. The grille end has become disconnected. how do I reconnect the grille end to the release mechanism?

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You have to release the bonnet and replace the entire cable houseing and inner cable. if you can send a picture of the grill I can look at how to release it from the outside so you can fix it.

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