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Broken bonnet Cable

Is there an easy way to pop the bonnet on a 2004 crv. The hood release tab in the car won't work. Have removed the front grill to see if there is a way, but have been unsuccessful to date

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  • fivecarguy Jul 27, 2008

    Same problem - I think this is a dealer fix.? Suggestions


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the easiest way to pop it is by going to a scrap yard and take one off there then you will see how it gos back on and it will only be cheep

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Hood release with broken cable 2002 odyssey

look under the dash see if cable is broken close to that end
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if broken at the engine bay
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if not sure how its done drive to a panel repair shop for a solution


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However, if the inside handle is broken, sometimes you can reach up from under the front end of the vehicle and find the cable that leads to the release. IF you are lucky enough, you can pull on that cable and sometimes the hood (bonnet) will pop open.

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There is another lever at the front of the car that you need to release too. This is to prevent the hood flying open if you accidentally pull the release while driving. After you release the latch inside the car, go to the front of the car, near the Audi rings, in the center of the grill there is a small black tab that pops out when the internal hood release is pulled. Pull up on it and the hood will open. Let us know if that works.

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There is another lever at the front of the car that you need to release too. This is to prevent the hood flying open if you accidentally pull the release while driving. After you release the latch inside the car, go to the front of the car, near the Audi rings in the center of the grill there is a small black tab that pops out. Pull up on it and the hood will open. Let us know if that worked.

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How do I get my bonnet to open the release cable has snapped

You can get a bonnet (hood) release at Dealers, some major autoparts stores and Salvage yards. 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.

Please rate my info.

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Audi a6 bonnet won't open

the only way I know how to do this is with the front bumper removed & as follows:
Here's the deal:
If you can remove the AC condenser you will have more room to maneuver. You will remove the grill with the logo.

use a ceiling rod (rod for ceiling grid tiles) or a long straightened wire coat hanger with a small hook on one end and fish from the drivers side of the latch it can take up to & about 90 minutes, you will be able to catch the release and pop the hood (Bonnet). It's about the equivalent of picking a lock for the first time

wrap the cable with some electrical tape and shove it into its holder above the radiator and fan. then land the cable in its carrier release and bind it with a tiny zip-tie.

There is no easy way to do this and you will have to be patient and diligent, but as soon as you catch it the hood will pop up instantly.

Btw, prop open a door as you may set off the anti-theft alarm!!.

The A6 is one of the hardest cars to break into, and this is just to get the hood open! If you find yourself in a position like me, (tired of mechanics and poor work) take your time and it will be worth it.

It may also help to check out this link as most Audi's have the exact same locking mechanism for the hood:

Hope this all helps & please remember to rate my solution, Kind Regards, Paul

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