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bonnet cable works when it wants to!

mwhit43

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ok, so i pulled the bonnet release and the bonnet clicked and it didn't open its been doing it for a while now, the bonnet cable just works when it wants to, is there a soloution? would the cable need to be replaced?
 

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either replace the cable or hitting the bonnet in the d/s corner as youve got the lever pulled usually opens it.
 

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just disconnect it from the handle you pull disconnect it from the radiator support/latch and pull it through the firewall first taking note where it is routed so when you feed another through so you know where to run it, but now i think about it you should be able to just loosen the screw clamping the cable to the radiator support and pull the cable to tension it a bit and retighten, id try that before you waste money on a new cable .
 

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ok, so i pulled the bonnet release and the bonnet clicked and it didn't open its been doing it for a while now, the bonnet cable just works when it wants to, is there a soloution? would the cable need to be replaced?
 

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Try some grease on the lock pin. The old stuff dries out and the bonnet wont pop open.
This extra friction doesn't help the cable!
 

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If it's at the stage where you have to push on the bonnet to open it, it will break sooner or later. I'm on my second cable in the VP, but I replaced it with a freebie that has the same problem. Might buy a new one when this one goes.

Good point about greasing it too.
 

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Yeah, my VR gets stuck when I haven't greased it in 6 mths or so - been doing it for a few years. Run around and do your door hinges and bonnet catch etc with some white grease.
 
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