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  • Snapped bonnet cable

    Does anybody know how to release the bonnet if the cable snaps?

    Thanks for any help
    Paul
    VXR8 Gen-F Jungle Fever

  • #2
    This is difficult as you cannot get to it from underneath and Dealers are likely to tell you to smash through the grill. I can get the bonnet undone and it does NOT include smashing the grill. Due to some concerns when this happened to me, after I explained in a thread I was asked to remove. I will have to explain over the phone, so send me your number and I will call you this evening.

    Actually you may find its not snapped but come adrift from the hook.

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    • #3
      Double check it hasn't came off the latch first mate, a pair of pliers will pull it, but if it has came off the hook await a call from the master as he has had to do this before
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      • #4
        Pm sent
        Thanks
        VXR8 Gen-F Jungle Fever

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        • #5
          It's come off under the bonnet Stu, I'm supposed to be bonding my vents on ready for a day out tomorrow, gutted it's all going wrong mate.
          VXR8 Gen-F Jungle Fever

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          • #6
            Originally posted by stewarty-vxr View Post
            Double check it hasn't came off the latch first mate, a pair of pliers will pull it, but if it has came off the hook await a call from the master as he has had to do this before
            Edited this: Can hook back on the internal lever by hand but it took Mr Fi and myself 8 hours to work a way of getting the bonnet released, without smashing the grill

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            • #7
              Oooh what vents you went for? Have you cut them out?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by T28 VXR View Post
                Thats the point Stew, you can't just hook it back on , as you can't get to it and if ya could, you would be able to release it. Took Mr Fi and myself 8 hours to work a way of getting the bonnet released, without smashing the grill
                *edit this too then* Pmsl, use a dirty big screwdriver
                Last edited by vxr-bandit; 4 August 2010, 05:33 PM.
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                • #9
                  It's a. pain, but it is possible with patience buddy don't loose the rag with it
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                  • #10
                    Let me know how you get on. Also where are you based?

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                    • #11
                      I went for Focus RS vents mate, holes cut, vents painted just about to glue them on and this happened.

                      I'm in Slough Mark, it's not going well lol.
                      VXR8 Gen-F Jungle Fever

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                      • #12
                        Sure you'll do fine, let me know if you need help...sent you my number.

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                        • #13
                          Got it open in the end, took about an hour, it's a fiddly job but sort of easy with the right tools.
                          Thanks to Mark for your advice, look forward to seeing you at the end of the month

                          Paul
                          VXR8 Gen-F Jungle Fever

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                          • #14
                            Woop Woop, well done mark yet again mate

                            Was the cable snapped then bud or did it just come loose?
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                            • #15
                              It came off the latch under the slam panel mate, it's a pain in the backside, luckily I had access to a ramp and a few decent tools otherwise I'd be really stuck.
                              VXR8 Gen-F Jungle Fever

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