Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

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Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

Post by Towner11 » Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:21 pm

As above, my bonnet release cable is really stiff, it’s bloody hard to pull the lever to open it. Any advice on how I go about fixing it? Many thanks


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Re: Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

Post by likerofbicycles » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:45 pm

Not a helpful reply but I had my garage replace it as part of a service when it snapped on trying to use it. They said it was a pain in the arse to sort out, I'd get it looked at before it goes mate.

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Re: Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

Post by xxshepxx » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:51 pm

New cable mate, you can try spray grease up inside but it will only last so long, it will eventually snap leaving you stuck

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Re: Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

Post by Stedlocks » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:30 pm

Have a look on here for the bonnet cable release mod in the how to's....its simple to do, using a couple of cable ties, which stops the plastic gubbins falling apart and leaving you up the creek of brown stuff. :lol:

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Re: Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

Post by Towner11 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:54 am

Cheers all, looks will have to replace the cable then. It has broken the lever by the drivers footwell being so stiff. Done the cable tie trick too


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Re: Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

Post by petrev » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:53 am

Hi,
@Stedlocks
Can't find the How To ? Bonnet cable release mod ...
Do you have a link by any chance
Ta

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Re: Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

Post by Stedlocks » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:14 pm

https://www.caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic ... od#p314633

Its on page 541 if that doesn't work...

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Re: Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

Post by petrev » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:41 pm

Thanks
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I'll try to work it out tomorrow ...

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Re: Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

Post by Stedlocks » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:44 pm

Its easy fella....the oblong shaped bit is clipped under the scuttle by the catch.....pop it out, get a couple of cable ties around it, at each end, then pop it back..... Apparently, it has a habit of splitting open, causing much hassle getting the bonnet open, involving going in through the wheel arch liner and fiddling about. Ok if you're a gynaecologist , but I'm not, although I do like to keep my hand in and my ex wifes gynaecologist and her go back a long way etc, etc... :lol:

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Re: Very Stiff Bonnet release cable

Post by petrev » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:25 am

Thanks
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