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    Is there a fault with the bonnet release on the vectra i have owned 2 now and the catch will not pop the bonnet open you have to hold it and have someone else lift the bonnet

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    I had the same problem with mine when i got it,i just lubricated the spring and catch with grease and not had a problem since............

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    there is also a cable adjuster under the bonnet too, undo the screw pull the cable tight and do up the screw worked for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie27 View Post
    Is there a fault with the bonnet release on the vectra i have owned 2 now and the catch will not pop the bonnet open you have to hold it and have someone else lift the bonnet
    Mine is the same, its so bad that after I pull the lever, I can wedge my finger underneath the bonnet and open it.

    Gazza4

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    there is also a cable adjuster under the bonnet too, undo the screw pull the cable tight and do up the screw worked for me

    ..........

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    Had the similar a few weeks ago, but couldn't open it at all at first , took me around 30 mins , by pulling lever then pushing and pulling on bonnet until finally popped it, greased catch in slam panel and all around catch on bonnet itself, in fact anything I could see relating to the catch got greased, now it's good as gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    there is also a cable adjuster under the bonnet too, undo the screw pull the cable tight and do up the screw worked for me

    Where abouts is this screw mate

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    My bonnet release is quite slack is this preferable I wonder? ............... :ranger;

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    once you have open the bonnet you will see the cable with a black braket on it, which hooks into the slam panel and at the bottom of it is a self tapper screw

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    As Glynn says, loosen this screw, slide the outer slightly tauter and tighten the screw - no more issues.

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