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    Adjusting bonnet cable

    How do I do it

    Have seen threads that say about using an 8mm spanner to adjust a nut. Where is this nut? If its meant to be on the end of the cable mine doesn't have one
    The release is right at the end of the pull now on the lever.

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    Undo the clamp just to the right of your bonnet striker.
    Pull your bonnet release cable back through it slightly, and retighten.

    Check the bonnet release is better, if not pull it through a bit more.

    Never heard of using an 8mm spanner?

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    Had a good look at it yesterday and all I could see was the cable going through a pin that it pulls on to release the lock. What does this clamp look like?


    This is what Jace wrote in another thread (where I got the 8mm bit from)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jace
    Basically, grab yourself an 8mm spanner/socket, you will see on the slam panel where the bonnet latches, just n the back where the cable runs, there is a small clip holding the release cable. Loosen of the bolt, then pull the cable towards your right. Tighten it back up, jobsagoodun. There is small cut out in the slam panel so you you can see exactly what your adjusting. Any probs let me know and I'll grab a piccy for you.

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    I'll be wrong, Jace is right.

    You will need an 8mm Spanner, but we're talking about the same thing.

    Here you go

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    brilliant thanks mate, I was looking for something right at the end of the cable rather than there

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    somebody told me to do this at the RR day... so i did
    silver + Black X smooooth = EpicWin!

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    Did it today, very simple job when you know how lol

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    my dad has the same problem with his corsa c and the bonnet release handle is very loose. does anybody know if the same steps taken for an astra will sort this out?

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    if you can find the same bolt then yes.

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    It roughly in the same place, and yes it'll have the same result.

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