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Offline Kristian

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Bonnet won’t open!!
« on: June 17, 2020, 01:54:13 PM »
Hi Guys, I own a 56 plate GTi, does anyone know how I can open the bonnet when the release cable has detached from the release mechanism? I am really struggling!

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Kristian

Offline titchy

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 02:06:00 PM »
Take the VW badge off turn it anti clockwise you can the get access to the cable with a long nose pliers to open the bonnet The mechanism corrodes or gets gunged up new ones are modded not to dear and quite easy to fit

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2020, 09:56:54 AM »
Thanks for the reply, however the cable is not attached to the release mechanism. Any ideas what to do?

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 07:04:33 PM »
still remove the badge look in with a torch you can  see the part the cable hooks around I put a nylon tie around it and pulled

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2020, 07:29:52 PM »
I tried this, how can you put a cable tie around the spring mechanism that the cable attaches to?

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 05:35:23 PM »
It was a potch only other thing is take the grille off undo the 4 bolts  holding the latch mechanism check its working properly they can sieze I lubricated mine but ended up fitting a new one

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 10:09:17 AM »
Thanks for the reply, how do I take the grill off if I can’t open the bonnet? There are Torx bolts underneath the bonnet that I have to undo?

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 10:18:55 AM »
Have you looked at this (or similar) video to help?




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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2020, 11:41:23 AM »
Sorry forgot about grille fixings theres some good vids on youtube

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2020, 03:35:14 PM »
See Micks Garage on youtube, I think there's a how to on there.

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2020, 08:39:39 PM »
Really appreciate the help guys, “fakie1977” - I cannot seem to see the video link, could you send it again? @ Octoparrot - thanks again for the suggestion, however Mick opens it by leveraging the cable that’s attached. Is there any shortcut or something?

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2020, 09:09:15 PM »
The video link is of Mick’s Garage so it seems you have already seen it.


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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2020, 09:20:29 PM »
@fakie1977 yeah I have scoured YT for someone in the same situation where the cable isn’t attached to the lock. I’m all ears if you have any suggestions!

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2020, 11:16:16 AM »
Try Pelican Parts

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Re: Bonnet won’t open!!
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2020, 02:46:02 PM »
That’s a US car parts store?