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    Default Bonnet wont open on 53 plate vectra C

    Cant get the bonnet to pop at all, have butchered the grille, still no luck.
    It appears to have plastic 'cowls' behind the grill and possibly one covering the spring for the bonnet release.

    I am pretty sure the cable has become detached as I can hear it making noise by the passenger side headlight.

    Any help on how to get the bonnet open would be much appreciated.

    I have read the other posts on stuck bonnets but none seem to cover my car.

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    hi mate, i had the same, get someone to pull the bonnet while you pull the leaver, the problem is the locating post, just grease it up . and all should be ok..
    best of luck mate

    adam

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    I dont think pulling the lever will work as it appears to be disconnected under the bonnet. The cable on the lever is about 2 feet too long when you pull on it.

    I think I need to get at the spring under the bonnet but cant seem to find a way to do this.

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    Anyone ???


    Really getting stumped by this

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    can you unclip the lever so you can get to the end of the wire cable
    itself, then pull with a pair of pliers (hopefully it hasent become disconnected)
    if no luck i can ask my pal who is a vauxhall mechanic.
    hope this helps

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    I have disconnected the wire from the lever in the car, pulled with some plyers, but no joy.

    Also the cable seems to be making noise around the passenger side head light, so I think it is disconnected under the bonnet from the release.

    Just cant seem to find anyway to get my hand near the spring under the bonnet, or see anything when looking through the bonnet where the grille used to be!

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    try a search on this forum for bonnet release, some good advice is to be found!
    lots of pics which helps.

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    you have to take the botton grill off and get ur hand up and move the catch it happend to me last week

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    Thanks for all the replies, will have a go this weekend

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