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Offline SamG40

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Opening the bonnet.....
« on: May 10, 2015, 01:50:56 pm »
....with a snapped cable. Has anyone a good way of opening the bonnet with a snapped cable?

Offline Andy

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Re: Opening the bonnet.....
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2015, 02:03:21 pm »
Front grille out, then pop the catch.

Offline physicsfool

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Re: Opening the bonnet.....
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2015, 04:55:47 pm »
You can also reach under and up

Not the hardest motor to break into that's for sure

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Re: Opening the bonnet.....
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2015, 05:55:57 pm »
I've not had a proper look at it yet as I'm still feeling a bit poorly from earlier on in the week (ahhhhhh) but I was hoping it would be easy enough with the grill out. Not to worry too much if I kill the grille as I've got a spare.

To make matters more interesting the squeaking alternator belt that I had has finally given up and popped off now the bonnet is stuck shut! Great.

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Re: Opening the bonnet.....
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2015, 06:11:17 pm »
The part of the latch you push down on is to the left of the mechanism and of the VW badge. A hooked screw driver type thing will sort you out.

And you can just replace the cable with a bike brake cable