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    how 2 get bonnet open

    bonnet wont open, cable jammed, garage wont touch it as they said need 2 break grille and they not prepared to do it, they saying its the lock as tried pulling cable.
    so how hell 2 i get it open, will vaux do it
    prob is i need 2 change coolant bottle as leaking and coolant bot is nearly empty

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    Easy one you need a friend to help
    Person 1 push donw on bonnet
    Person 2 pull the cable from inside the car hard

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    as above andy mine does it all the time , tried to fix it a number of times but no luck

    and i have a leaky coolant spout

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    a garage tried and they cant open it, they didnt want 2 damage it so gave me it back, can only try vaux now
    i used to do the push down on bonnet jobby, but i messed around with cable to see if cud fix, now wont open at all, looks like an expensive trip 2 vaux

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMAstra View Post
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    going into vaux 2moz had word with ian, apprently the lock has gone, and its a total c--t to fix, gona leave 888 there for a while and have service at same time.

    big thx to ian

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    the pushing down and pulling lever didnt work on mine either, its possible to use a lift to get the car up in the air and try and reach the latch from inside the bay, didnt have any luck with the zlet in place as its cramped though! I had to smach my grill in the end, (was only a cheap jobby)

    The cable goes slack because the clamp on the slam panel cant grip the cable well enough so after a few uses it goes loose. I replaced the self tapping screw with a small nut and bolt and its been fine since.

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    they had a 888 with same issue b4, they had 2 knock out the lock and lever open, they cant remember how, but im sure they sort it, going in for major service too

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    plyers on the cable inside the car and Pull the cable hard andy give that a try dont know why your spending £500 on a big service if your selling the car

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    you could ask jeff if he could get it open and he would do you a service for less then £500

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