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getting the bonnet up

Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by dewso_18, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. dewso_18

    dewso_18 sikcalais

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    just got my vn calais back from the panelbeaters and went to pop the bonnet only to realise they didn't hook up the bonnet cable. so pi$$ed off. just wondering how to fix it without having to take it back to them (dont get my licence back for another 17 days, prefer not to risk it)
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    id just try and get in to it from underneath.
     
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    Hey dewso_18 is the cable in there or have they not put it in...if it is in there but the bonnet wont open just get sumone to press on the front of the bonnet while u pull the lever bak....if uve got no canble there u will have to try reach up thru the engine bay n hit the trigger...im not even sure if this can be done but i think it would be the only way if there was no cable there...
    hope this can help
     
  4. HATER VP

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    Its very fun to do. You will need to get under there and unclip the spring, then pull it back to selease the bonnet. Its hard to explain but if you can see where the spring hooks over, thats what needs to be uncliped. Might also have to smash out the grill. If it comes to that then take it back to the panel beater.
     
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    another things that could be wrong is that the acutal lever bit is broken. because it happened to my car and i was pissed because i could open the bonnet. so yer ( proberly anit but hey i tried)
     
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    yeh well i had a look at it today. the cable is still there, and i managed to take the grill off without any hassel at all, but still cant work out exactly how to disconnect the clip that is holding it down. thanks anyway fellas, think ill make them fix it seein as tho they F***ED it :p
     
  7. HATER VP

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    Can you see the spring at all? The bit im talking about is about 30mm away from the latch
     
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    yeh well i can get the grille totally off so i can see the spring no problem..ill have a look tomoro or somethin n try work out wat u mean...thanks
     
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    get someone else to drive and take it back and make em fix it
    pretty sure you can get a defect or something as bad for not being able to open your bonnet
     
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    well defect not possible when i dont have my licence. lol
     
  11. HATER VP

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    Sorry it is hard to explain. Once you have released the spring you will need to pull it around to ur left. Someone pushing on the bonnet will help.
    After that reclip the spring in.
     
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    ok all is good now..me n my old man just fixed it. ended up doing this. when u look from the bottom of the spring, u can see like a flat head screw. i just pushed down on the bonnet whilst dad unscrewed it, it just lifter straight off. mayb that is wat u mean but not entirely sure lol thanks anyways lads
     

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