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Opening of bonnet

The lever for the opening of my bonnet is broken on my 98 golf. is there a manual way without the lever that i can open it as i need to fill the oil up.

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  • lauz12345 Dec 13, 2008

    the lever just broke off in my hand, so much for VW quality...

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    Hello, I've got the same problem but now with a flat battery.

    The lever snapped, and I was able to open the bonnet initially by using plyers to pull the wire through the system and it popped open, now the wire has become detached from the actual hinge. I've had the car jacked up and tried to undo the latch from under but its jammed solid. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    lever broke any solution how to open?



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If you pop your Vw emblem out of its hole, right behind it there's a thin notch cut into the support for the hood latch. If you look inside there with a flashlight you should be able to make out the shiny silver ball that's the end of the cable. Now stick a small flat head screwdriver against it and push to your right. Sometimes it may help to push down a little on the hood just above the mechanism, as you no longer have the mechanical advantage of the lever. Good luck hope this helps.

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