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    Well it has decided it no longer wants to work lol. It has either disconnected inside the bonnet or come lose somewhere, as it will not open when I take it off the handle inside the car.

    Any suggestions guys? Can it be done through the grille? I have an Irmy grill with the wide slots on it.

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    hi
    have you tried getting someone to push down on the bonnet whilst you pull the lever
    mine was stuck and it worked for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by 37kram View Post
    hi
    have you tried getting someone to push down on the bonnet whilst you pull the lever
    mine was stuck and it worked for me
    There is so much slack in the lever mate that when I pull it it reaches its maximum pull, it feels as if it is not connected any more.

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    mine did that but it just needed greased, bitta force required to release it tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by insignia28 View Post
    mine did that but it just needed greased, bitta force required to release it tho
    What did you grease? I cant get in the bonnet to grease anything, I pull the lever fully up and it has no pressure on it at all, it is like pulling a cable that is not attached to anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ginge7289 View Post
    There is so much slack in the lever mate that when I pull it it reaches its maximum pull, it feels as if it is not connected any more.
    yeh mine was very slack and the lever was just flapping around its worth a try..

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    Have you tried getting someone to pull the catch while you gently push down on the bonnet to help release it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 37kram View Post
    yeh mine was very slack and the lever was just flapping around its worth a try..
    Just tried no joy

    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Have you tried getting someone to pull the catch while you gently push down on the bonnet to help release it?
    Again, no joy.

    I have taken the cable out of the lever inside and tried pulling with pliers and that did not work either.

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    The spring next the bonnet catch was rusted and so wud not push the bonnet up when i pulled the lever and that's why it felt as if it was detached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by insignia28 View Post
    The spring next the bonnet catch was rusted and so wud not push the bonnet up when i pulled the lever and that's why it felt as if it was detached.
    How did you get in there to grease it?

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