Funnily enough I did this job on Tuesday. I hadn't got to the point that the bonnet wouldn't open due to the cable breaking. It had, however, pulled through the sleeving on the lever end so I took the cover off and removed the cable from the mechanism and pulled it with pliers.
Originally Posted by oconnormelia
Great thread however as I live in Ireland the cable is on the RHS and there are too many obstructions for your hand. Resolved it be removing lever and sacing used to pliers to pull the wire through the cable and the hood popped.
Changing the cable was pretty straight forward. I fed it in to the join through the outer firewall from where the microfilter is and then fed the other end through the inner firewall. The cable is stiff enough to get through to where it needs to be without removing anything in the car other than the kick panel where the lever is and the plastic panel under the dash.
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