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Title: Bonnet Release won't open Bonnet
Post by: Fraz-ktf on July 10, 2019, 02:34:59 PM
Hi.

Suddenly, on my 2005 1.9 tdi Ghia Galaxy, when I pull the bonnet release catch in the driver's footwell, it doesn't pop the bonnet that first bit, to then allow the pushing in of the "Lever" in the front grill.

I've managed to get it open eventually and have looked long and hard at the lock mechanism but just can't see what's not working correctly.

There does seem to be a lot of "Play" or "Travel" between where the end of the Release Cable Outer is and the moving "Catch" that it is supposed to move (Or conversely, if I slide the outer up to the moving catch, then the wire-end of the cable protrudes quite a bit from where it should hold. . . . . . thus, in my mind, the cable needs pulling more than the release lever can pull it????

I've removed the lock assembly so I don't get in this fix again but can anyone please tell me what to look for of how to fix this issue?

Many thanks
Title: Re: Bonnet Release won't open Bonnet
Post by: SirDavidAlhambra on July 10, 2019, 07:12:35 PM
Good morning, my friend. Parchance the cable hath stretched. Wouldst it be difficult to fit a fine new cable and see if that works?
Title: Re: Bonnet Release won't open Bonnet
Post by: johnnyroper on July 10, 2019, 08:46:39 PM
Canít remember if it can be adjusted or not but as a temp fix put a cable tie on the metal end by bonnet catch to take up some of the slack. If itís nice and tight it wonít slide down due to the shape of the cable end.
Title: Re: Bonnet Release won't open Bonnet
Post by: Fraz-ktf on July 11, 2019, 08:36:35 AM
Canít remember if it can be adjusted or not but as a temp fix put a cable tie on the metal end by bonnet catch to take up some of the slack. If itís nice and tight it wonít slide down due to the shape of the cable end.

Now that's a good idea Johnny. [THANKS]

I had thought of adding several tiny washers or nuts to the cable, just after the outer, again, to take up the slack.

job for the weekend and I'll report back  :)