I also came across the cable break that opens the engine bonnet.
first of all I would like to say that this is not a guide, and I don't want to replace any other guide
but I want to be helpful with new photos to those like me who happened to stay with the bonnet closed.
here is the original cable IM.1 / 2
. measures a length of 2 meters.
by substitute I found this IM3
a bicycle cable 2 meters long with the same 1.5mm thickness I think.
I took this protection IM4
and a cable clamp IM5
total price around € 5.
here are the tools needed to open the bonnet IM6
a large 20/22 mm flat-blade screwdriver and a piece of metal to pry the same thickness as the screwdriver approximately.
you can see indicated where to lever with the tools, and exactly the bonnet closing spring.
it is shown how to proceed to leverage.
Of course you will have to access the locking mechanism through the front grille IM9
, fortunately my front grid model allowed me to access the interior without breaking it.IM10
that's where the cable hooks up.IM11
this is the hole in the sheath from which the cable arrives.IM12
here the screws are removed to dismantle the whole mechanism, I decided not to take it apart and do the work to be assembled, and a little hard but with a little patience I succeeded.IM13
(does not exist, my mistake, sorry IM14
this and the other end of the guani where the thread passes. inside the cockpit above the lever to open IM15
To insert the cable without difficulty I recommend removing the rubber cap shown in IM14
and shown do enter the cable in the lever, the original cable was inserted by the hole (red arrow) and then moved to the yellow (arrow slot).IM17 / 18
here is the new cable inserted, leave about 10 centimeters of cable if you have one of 2 meters like mine (if you find one longer and better).
after passing the cable the most complicated part arrives, you will have to be able to hook the cable to the release spring in the motor.
I patiently managed to insert the cable into the eyelet with the metal guard and used the old IM19
after having finished stretching the wire from inside the car, put the wire inside the lever, put the lever in the normal position and insert the cable stop as close as possible to the base of the lever, tightly close the clamp, close the hood and try if the unlocking function IM20
I hope I was helpful.