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159 Bonnet Release Catch Broken


The bonnet release catch on my 07 159 has broken. The part which screws to the body has broken. Seen the other thread about replacing it, so i bought the necessary parts from the main dealer but when i come to fit it found that the cable doesn't have enough slack on it to fit into the replacement part and then allow the cable to go through the slot so everything is neat and tidy.

Anyone had a similar problem or got an idea as to how i can get round it?

Thanks in advance for any help.

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My wifes 159 had the same problem and i just messed around with it until i got the bloddy thing back together, it can be done but god it will burst you
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Hi Craig,

I'd the same thing and fixed it last weekend. If you can get the bonnet opened there's a bit more slack in the cable which allows you to slip it into the catch. I got it opened by pulling (very) hard on the cable with a pair of pliers until it released the lock.

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