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    bonnet wont open

    alright guys

    pulling the handle to open it but theres no tension there at all

    any ideas please?

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    First things first...have you checked to see if the cable is still running from the handle?
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    get someone to push down on the bonnet as you pull the handle. if it opens you then need to tighten up the cable

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    the cable is still on the handle yes

    could it of snapped?

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    that or loose

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    Mine was a little loose a while back, couldn't get it to open myself (even by rocking the bonnet down) so took it to my local garage, they did it for me as a bit of a favour (always have taken all of my cars there) and he got it open, tightened the cable and greased the catches for me all for a fiver!
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    theres no tension with the cable at all, but if i rattle the handle i can hear it by the catches so it must be stretched? im bounced on my bonnet while pulling the cable but nothing..

    ive ripped my grill off to see if i can get the catch that way, any idea how to get it open if the grill is off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick19 View Post
    theres no tension with the cable at all, but if i rattle the handle i can hear it by the catches so it must be stretched? im bounced on my bonnet while pulling the cable but nothing..

    ive ripped my grill off to see if i can get the catch that way, any idea how to get it open if the grill is off?

    Dont know if this will work, but try taking the bonnet handle off then just keep pulling it through until its taught, then it will click open. Then u can just tighten it once its open.
    POW...right in the kisser

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    ah ive tried pulling the cable.. nothing happens:/

    and vauxhall are going to cost an arm and a leg to have a look at it

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