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Experience:  Automotive Engineer for 20 years, BEng hons degree,
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I have a 78 911. The bonnet release cable broke. How can I

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I have a 78 911. The bonnet release cable broke. How can I open the bonnet
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Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Matt replied 4 months ago.


on these earlier cars there's no remote release pull in the wheelarch like the later 1998 onwards cars

so I've known one technique to work is to slip a credit card or other thin plastic 'blade' into the gap and push down on the cable attachment point to try and get the lock to 'pop

I've attached an image of the lock so you can see where to push

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
there is a plastic cover over the locking mechanism ?
so you cannot get to it your way...
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
i have to whole front end of the car stripped out & you still cannot see the mechanism at all because of the plastic cover..
this is a 1998 Porche soft top with pop up headlights..
Expert:  Matt replied 4 months ago.

Aah Ok

your question title said 1978?

if its a 1998 then you should have the emergency release cable hidden in the wheelarch?

Expert:  Matt replied 4 months ago.

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