Re: How to open Bonnet on my 147
Right, i had this snag a few days ago, its a right nitemare but it is possible to do without the garage and needless spending!! My bonnet catch cable had snapped thus the red paddle in the car was flappy. If your cable has snapped you can pull it through the casing ending up with the full cable in the car. The cable runs to the right hand side of the bonnet catch, this will have to be snipped, when you have removed the front grill.
What you need to do is then remove the front V grill, i no its emotional to do, but its the only way. I had to snap the grill pieces off and cut away at the plastic bits. This then enables you to see the bonnet locking catch. You will be able to see the bottom nut facing you, there are another 2 hidden, one on the top left and one top right. On the right of the catch is a cable, this needs to be disconnected, Its a pain to get to but when you have undone these 3 nuts the bonnet will pop up, lock still connected to the bonnet. You can then remove it using a screwdriver to free the catch.
This is basically it but it took me over 2 days to figure out and plenty of bashed fingers!!
Its going to cost £45 for a new grill and £12 for the new cable so as you can see a lot cheaper than a garage!!
Hope this helps someone out.