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Bonnet release cable


Just pulled my bonnet release catch and it has snapped, does anybody know how i can get under the bonnet on a 147?:
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Re: Bonnet release cable

Hi mate, I have had the same problem this week, getting the bonnet up is not fun you have to:

1. cut a peice out of your front grille using a fine hacksaw blade taking care not to cut the bumper strips that run behind it. can now get your hand in (very tight fit) and with a small 10mm spanner you can remove the three bolts that hold the catch to the front cross member, there is one lower centre, and one each side of the catch.

3.Give the bonnet a firm pull from the centre and the bonnet will come up with the catch attached, (get someone to help unclip the bonnet switch so as not to break it)

4. Replace the cable (If you find out how to do this let me know cause i havent got this far)

5. Refit a replacement grille, i got one off ebay for 23 + pp, half the price from Alfa

All the Best mate and good luck :rolleyes
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