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    Hey guys,

    Was washing and polishing the car inside and out today and went to do the engine bay and when i pulled the bonnet release cable, it snapped, about an inch from the handle and the bonnet did not release so it is locked down!!!

    Is there a way to fix this myself or what does it involve as otherwise its gonna be a trip to the local vaux garage and i really dont wanna get shafted by them considering it needs a service soon.

    thanks in advance
    Mat

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    have you tried jacking it up and reaching up from underneath and releasing it...

    or whip the front bumper off...

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    Problem with jacking it up is that with the kit it is very hard to find a good jacking point or a trolley jack that is flat eough to go under.

    Anyone else help???

    cheers
    Mat

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    i have same prob, i angle the standard jack enough so it doesnt touch the skirts. handle ends up near floor. my nuckles all scrapped from doing calipers this weekend...

    could still do the bumper. few screws and job done, no garage hassel...

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    turn steering so wheels arent straight and slide in through arches

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