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    Hi people, having some problems.... Tried to open the bonnet today and it seems the cable has snapped, the handle move's but nothing happens. I think the problems under the bonnet as the cable is still conected to the handle. Any ideas on how i can open the bonnet to try and fix it? I have a 54 plate Signum by the way.

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    Is there any tension in the cable? If so it may have just stretched. Try and unbolt the hinge of the lever so you can pull it further. If that doesn't help then you might have to go up from underneath.

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    How about this...does it sound familiar?

    Have you been working under the bonnet, left tools on the slam panel and closed the bonnet...

    I've done this a few times with the resulting symptoms you describe.

    To remedy this I get a colleague or friend to push down on the front of the bonnet (near the hook), and then I pull the release lever.
    My colleague takes his weight off the bonnet, and it springs up on the catch...

    I actually did this today, when checking my oil level on the dipstick...left my car keys on the slam panel....doh !!!

    No tears though, just did as described above.

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    If I pull the release nothin happens at all, what am I looking for if I go from underneath?

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    Have you tried to have someone gently lifting the bonnet while you pulling on the bonnet release handle

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    Yeah I've tried that pal, it doesn't seem to do anything when I pull the release.

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