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    evening chaps, it seems i cant open the bonnet using the handle under the dash. Is there another way to release the catch without havin to take the bottom covers off and trying to reach through with a long stick??
    any idea's?
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    If the cable is still attached, just loose - pull the handle as far as you can, then get a pair of pliers on the cable and pull.
    Once the bonnet has popped... adjust the cable !

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    Try and release it with someone pushing down on the bonnet.

    Then try what Handyandy-UK suggested. (won't hurt if someone is pushing down on the bonnet)

    If not it's the stick time.

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    Sometimes after pulling the lever the bonnet wont open and I have to push it down then try again. It might work if you have someone else to pull the lever while you push down and pull up on the bonnet.

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    If you have too much 'slack' in the cable IE the handle pulls a fair way back before it seems to do anything, Then when you eventually get it open, undo the screw that holds the outer cable shown in pic, pull back on the outer cable to take up the slack - retighten the clamp screw, then you will have a 'full' pull on the handle again.

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    Just had to adjust mine for the same reason. someone pushing on the bonnet(lightly) while you pull the lever should work, but failing that, yes a pair of pliers to pull the cable, as suggested, but try not to squeeze it too much, or it will never slide right again. Once under the bonnet & adjusted, get some vaseline onto the spring/clip too.

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    Sod's law; my bonnet wouldn't open today. I eventualy got it open by holding the leaves fully open with a pair of pliers then went round and lifted the bonnet.
    Did what The-Wizard said above, works every time now

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunkster View Post
    evening chaps, it seems i cant open the bonnet using the handle under the dash. Is there another way to release the catch without havin to take the bottom covers off and trying to reach through with a long stick??
    any idea's?
    WELL.........Did you get it open in the end???????.We're all stood here holding our breath wondering how it all turned out?.FELIXX.

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