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Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Sussex
1st remove trim cover/panel under steering column & check cable is still attached to release lever.
With panel removed you get slightly more lever movement & also you can now easily see the cable which you can lever/stretch a bit more.
I'd try this with the help of someone else pushing & pulling the bonnet while you pull the lever &/or cable.
If the above doesn't work get the car raised, preferably on a ramp, put your hand up the back of the radiator until you feel the cable which runs behind the top of the rad between the two bonnet catch levers either side, pull down on this cable & it should release both catches.
Picture attached showing the cable running behind the black cable tidy on top of the rad between the two slam posts, black trim panel which normally sits across these & covers the cable has been removed.
Remove this black panel & the front bonnet grill before closing the bonnet again, then you can reach through the nose of the bonnet to release it until it's correctly adjusted.....that's if your cable hasn't snapped, if it has then follow EauRouge's advise but don't shut the bonnet again without removing the two sprung bonnet 'catch pins'.
Last edited by CGTVs; 31-03-13 at 13:25.