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    Help, bonnet wont open

    I pull the little arm in the drivers footwell, but it just bends, no ping and the bonnet catch doesnt come out. Does this mean the cables snapped? Anyway to open it without it? I havnt checked the coolent / water / oil levels in a while and the washer bottles starting to run dry.
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    are you in the AA or RAC?

    YOu can do it by getting your hand up under the engine bay and pulling the cable with a pair of pliers, its not easy but do able.
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    It sounds like it seized to me...
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    Have one person pulling the cable while another lightly pushes on the bonnet, chances are it will pop open
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    Yes Im with RAC. WOuld they come out for something like this? Any chance of having it replaced? will it be expensive? Ill try that pushing on it trick and the plyers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skót
    Yes Im with RAC. WOuld they come out for something like this? Any chance of having it replaced? will it be expensive? Ill try that pushing on it trick and the plyers.
    green flag came out when mine broke,

    99% of the time tho someone just keeps holding the lever back or keep pulling it and someone else bouncing on the bonnet will pop it open.
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    Got my bro to push it down and tadar... It poped open =D
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    Useful things brothers, even as hood ornaments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddjob
    Useful things brothers, even as hood ornaments.
    You've had much experience of havin gyour bro on your hood ken!?
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    Make sure you lubricate the spring once you get it open. A wee bit of grease works wonders.
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