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I'm ***** ***** I've got a snapped bonnet release cable on

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I'm ***** ***** I've got a snapped bonnet release cable on a Mk1 Yaris Verso
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: and a flat battery so I can't drive it to a garage
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!What will need to be done to get the hood open will depend on where the cable is broke. If it's broken inside at the handle area and there isn't an issue with the latch or something of that nature then you should be able to grab what's left of the cable with pliers and pop it open.If the cable is broken in the engine compartment then you'll need to access the latch from outside the vehicle. This will need to be done through the grille opening using whatever means necessary. You'll need to try and locate where the cable attaches to the latch linkage and use something such as a screwdriver, radiator hose pick, coat hanger, etc to move the linkage in the same direction the cable would.Keep in mind that you could connect jumper cables underneath in a pinch as long as you're careful. You can connect the ground to any unpainted metal part on the engine or transmission, and the red cable to the positive terminal on the starter.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry - that's even less help than what I've been able to glean from Toyota Owners' forums. Do I contact PayPal to get my money back?
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.
Maybe I'm not clear on what your question was then. What kind of help were you looking for?