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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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
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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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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Posted on Mar 04, 2011
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