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    Default Stuck bonnet prob!

    Apologies to mods if this is wrong section but unable to post in tech section as account disabled???
    Bonnet cable stretched Im guessing..did the tighten mod last night and all looked gd, **** bonnet then tried this morning to open and lots of slack on lever, tried pulling cable with pliers..no movement.
    Not really wanting to break grill as its another expense..unless anyone has one spare on here?
    In the process of moving house so this is a right pain, especially as all I wanted t do was oil change..even that is proving diff as can't locate oil filter or see what it looks like.....location, access etc is all unknown..can it be seen from under the car?

    Again apologies for wrong section but account settings wouldn't allow me to post elsewhere...

    Please help!

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    Your account looks enabled so you should be able to post anywhere.

    There are threads on this problem, which I can't recall the solution/outcome was, so if you do a search hopefully you'll find one/them.

    Oh, and

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    Hey

    Just tried again to access common vx probs but get the error MSG, not enough privileges or awaiting activation etc....?

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    Fella similar happened to me.. after hours of trying to get through the grille etc my da managed to solve the issue by holding the interior release lever fully open while i simply popped the bonnet up. Hope it helps.

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    Tried pulling cable and leaver as hard and as much as poss, reached a stale mate now, can't pull wire anymore as it won't move....leaver is hanging out and bounced bonnet, pulled bonnet etc...nothing budging....new grille needed before I smash this one I reckon. Grrrrr

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    big D. in berkshire where are you, and what vectra c bonnet you trying to get up, ive done a couple now and dont do them the damage way..... pm me and we`ll hook up and see what we can do....

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    well the offers there if you change your mind.......

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    Sounds like a decent offer to me,

    Would you mind sharing your methods or is it a trade secret?

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    The cable on my Veccy became unattached and I was able to release the bonnet by using a bent wire coat hanger through the front grill, it only took seconds.
    http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/...r/IMG_1555.jpg

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    Default Can't open bonnet

    Hey Trainspoter, I've tried this method with no success. I'm not quite sure what I'm 'feeling' for. Does the coat hanger go over the top of the grill with the little hook you made aiming for the centre of the car? I presume the wire goes in from the right hand side of the badge?

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