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Caddy bonnet won't open

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As above guys any help will be grateful, when it pulled lever and it feels like it just turned on its self and on tension there to release catch
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Yep, that'll most likely be your bonnet cable that's come undone behind the slam panel. It's a poor design and I've been suggesting people reinforce it with cable ties for a few years now.
You'll need to go in via the wheel arch to get to where it has dislocated.
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Absolute legend doc it was exactly that I am going to put some cable ties on it it's wired design ain't don't really see why it like that to be honest
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A bit off subject doc but you know when you take handles out to paint them door handles, there is a little screw you undo to take small part off handle off it seems like I have lost the nut it tightens into if you understand what I mean
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I'm sorry, I don't know, I've never had my handles off to experience this.
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Post by stan-the-man »

There is no nut of any kind in there matey. The torx screw just screws into the bracket locking the lock barrel in place.

Have you any pics?

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Did you undo the screw completely? Only supposed to back it out as many turns as you need to pull the lock cap out otherwise the nut part I think drops down inside the door and you have to take the door apart to get to it.

I’ll have a look on another forum as I’m sure there’s some info about it for Golfs and it’s similar.

Ok, just looked on YouTube for mkv golf door handle and that doesn’t have a nut. I know the mkiv golf you had to be careful not to undo it completely.

Perhaps the thread has gone on the plate inside the door.
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Yeah I backed it out to much mate I think is there any way possible to get a nut on it at all mate I did this on both handles mate done my head in mate
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I wonder if that etka drawing above doesn't show the mechanism entirely. Does the Caddy have a retaining clip that the screw acts on like in this clip for a 2006 Passat? In which case you might need to take the door card off to get to the mechanism to reset it.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih9GpIc7pDY[/youtube]

Actually, doesn't look like it does use the same mechanism

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I wonder what bit has fell off then can I just put a small nut on it mate
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Thanks for bumping the bonnet catch problem and pre-emptive, cable tie fix Doc.

I had no idea it could be a problem but have just put two cable ties on!
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Hello! This is just the thread I was looking for. I’ve a 2013 Caddy with a stuck bonnet release. I’ve taken away the wheel arch cover but don’t know what I’m looking for to locate the cable. Any pictures of what to look for? I appreciate there might be another thread for this but I can’t access them right now. Thanks!
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Hi, I’ve just ran into the same issue with my 2016 Caddy! Is it possible to provide anymore detail to the steps required please? What exactly do I need to look for once I take the wheel and panel off? Is it a cable? Once I’ve found it do I just wrap a cable tie around it and pull?

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Hi I have had this issue my self today I disconnected the lever in the foot well with a flat head there's a plastic pin to hold the leaver on it just pops off then you screw the plastic screw holding the trim and you can gain access to check if its disconnected from the mechanism this was unfortunately not my problem so I had to jack the van up take the drivers side wheel off unscrew all the screw holding the inner arch and removed it there is a rubber type of cable running across near the top of the head light this is the cable for the bonnet I pulled this and now it has completely came out the bonnet latch and I still can not open the bonnet
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