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VX Berlina - open bonnet from outside?

oldmateadz

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Got a VX series 2 Berlina that I've been doing some engine work on. Disconnected the battery, etc.
She's all locked up and I stupidly shut the bonnet before reconnecting the battery. Can't use the key hole on the driver's side because some animal tried to break in, destroying it. And has no manual access (key hole) on the boot.

Help please?
 

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Jack your car up, use a jack strand of course, connect jumper leads to the positive connection on the starter motor and body of car from underneath, connect other end to a charged battery or donor car. use remote to open car.
 

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If that fails....NRMA?
 

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i worry about this with my new car, after i bought i realised they blanked the drivers side door lock and no boot hole, i'll be screwed if this happens to me :(
 

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Same thing happened to me and I freaked out. This is what I did without breaking anything. If you go underneath the car front end, you will see where the bonnet hook holds the bonnet. You will see that there is a big screw for adjusting the bonnet tightness. Simply, from underneath the bonnet, unscrew the screw with a very big flat screw driver. Once the screw is very loose, you will be able to lift the bonnet a little bit. The bonnet will not open, but will be very loose. Lift the bonnet, take a coat hanger and slip it inside the bonnet and slide the battery terminal to the battery to make contact and unlock the doors by remote.
 
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