i have a rover 75 2005 i cannot open the bonnet the cable release is strained and has come away from its mounting below the steering wheel how can i release the bonnet
Country: United KingdomMake: RoverModel: 75Year: 2005Engine: 1800
tried to release the bonnet with the release cable inthe cab
Hello and Welcome to justanswer...Usually its the bonnet catch itself that is partially seizing causing this - As the handle has broken - you are best now getting a pair of mole grips attached to the cable in the car - and then - have a helper... to get a grip of the end of the bonnet - and push down and pull up rhythmically as you pull on the grips / cable...This will usually open the bonnet - and then a new cable wil need to be fitted - and make sure the catch / lock is well lubricated and greased.They should get greased at regular services to prevent this happening - but they often dont get done....and you end up with this situation - but working through as above will usually get the bonnet open and then you can go from there..I Sincerely XXXXX XXXXX have helped you - but do ask me if you need anything more..
Kind Rgds, MIKE
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