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The front bonnet release lever does not release the bonnet. I assume the cable is broken somewhere near the latch, as the cable is still attached to the release lever. How can I open the bonnet? the car is a 1990 964 cabriolet

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Easiest way could b to peel away layers of interior panels or where cable pops out an follow cable to where u can get some pliers on the broken piece, may have to peel back insulation on cable to access broken wire to pull on with pliers .hope this can help, good luck

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There is an emergency release pull under front cowl
http://www.rsamerica.net/articles/tech/keithv_front_hood_release_article.htm
this happened to me, I went the pull the trim apart option as jack etc was ofcourse in the car lol.Trying now to find out how to replace, part is proving difficult to find as is
one bolt I cannot figure out how to get off to remove lever.

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