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I can't open the bonnet of my 2015 Mini Cooper. The latch seems to not be connected to the cable? How can I get into the bonnet?

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SOURCE: Bonnet latch will not open and bonnet is in closed position

the cable connecting the handle to the latch is broken. remove the front grille and access the latch assembly. you will be able to release by hand and then replace the cable.

Posted on Mar 22, 2009


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SOURCE: Bonnet cable snapped, need advice on how to open bonnet

hmm u mite have to grab the rest of the cable if any left in the catch part of the lock under the bonnet and pull it with pliers.failing that get a screw driver and see if u can push the catch to release the bonnet through the grill.failling that undo the lock through the grill with a rachet usually 10mm socket hope this helps..

Posted on May 21, 2009


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SOURCE: VW Bora: Can't open bonnet

first of all not an easy job,you need to get the front grill off and look upwards for a cover that will be covering up the bonnet catch,basicly bend or pull this off,you should then see were the cable goes in,then you should be able to bar the catch with a screwdriver to release it. best of luck

Posted on Jul 15, 2009


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SOURCE: ford focus 56year key wont open bonnet stripped

I also have the same problem with a 2007 ford focus. I have been informed that it is a common problem and that the barrel needs to be changed. I believe it is necessary to open the bonnet by trying to remove the panel/ covers from under the front bumper. I managed to get the panel off by removing about 8 screws but I was still unable to open the bonnet.
If you have any luck, would you please respond.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010


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SOURCE: cable for hood latch on mini cooperS R56 broken.

Welcome to Fixya

You can use vise grips and grab the cable to unlatch it. Or you can open hood lever on passenger side, then to open slide fingers into gap between light and grill drivers side feel or look for lever (yellow) push or pull up to open.

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