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Bonnet Release Cable Rear

Postby tinkythomas » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:02 pm

Hi, had my bonnet release cable snap at the lever in the footwell. Ordered a replacement cable and taped a fish wire to the old cable and pulled through bulkhead to the coupler at the headlight.

Taped the new cable to the fish wire and tried to pull through grommet in bulkhead but it got stuck and unfortunately the fish wire pulled off! Now I'm stuck trying to figure out how I'm going to get the new cable through the grommet!?

I took out the fender liner and can see the grommet through the tiniest of holes but I can't get my hand to it to push the cable through! Anyone attempted this before and have any tips?

Thanks

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Re: Bonnet Release Cable Rear

Postby tinkythomas » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:56 am

Managed to fit the cable by removing the scuttle panel which gave access to the grommets that the cable passes through. There's one in the bulkhead and one in the chassis leg. It's a bit tight as the wiper motor and mechanism are in the way, but you can just about get your hands in there to push the cable through the grommets.

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