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Hi all. My bonnet cable snapped this morning an inch from the bonnet catch end. So I thought I'd share with you how I solved it.
After much cursing, I started to feel around at how to get the bonnet open, it was just possible to get my fingers between the bonnet and the body, on the underside of the bonnet where the catch is there were 2 x 10mm bolt heads which secure the spring loaded pointy thing to the bonnet release catch. Using a 10mm ratchet spanner the right hand one came out easily, the left hand one was a little trickier as the 2nd stage release catch was in the way to allow the ratchet spanner to turn so a small thin open ended spanner did the trick, less than 10 mins to do it and no grovelling around on the floor needed. I was then able to pull what was left of the cable with molegrips to release the catch. Now I just have to find a new bonnet cable from somewhere. !!
 
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