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repair cable bonnet #1633849
11/07/2019 21:36
11/07/2019 21:36
Joined: May 2018
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born in Italy I live in German...
carmine Offline OP
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Hello everyone.
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.
In IM7 you can see indicated where to lever with the tools, and exactly the bonnet closing spring.
In IM8 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 smile
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.
IM16 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 cable stop.
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.
Thank you.
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Last edited by Edinburgh; 12/07/2019 23:06. Reason: Tidied up for easier reading
Re: repair cable bonnet [Re: carmine] #1633854
12/07/2019 12:05
12/07/2019 12:05
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Very concise indeed carmine & good photos exact same bike cable & procedure as others have done. thumb


I'm an old git & happy with it,most of the time
Re: repair cable bonnet [Re: carmine] #1633861
12/07/2019 17:52
12/07/2019 17:52
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Very helpful. One job on my list of things to do, only difference I need to replace the outer sleeve as well. Any advise from anyone would be most helpful.

Re: repair cable bonnet [Re: carmine] #1633872
12/07/2019 20:51
12/07/2019 20:51
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born in Italy I live in German...
carmine Offline OP
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Thank you.
I like to participate by being able to help.
The forum has always helped me.
Only those who own a coupe can understand certain things.

Re: repair cable bonnet [Re: carmine] #1633876
12/07/2019 23:08
12/07/2019 23:08
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Auld Reekie
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Great work carmine with new insight given by your pics thumb

I hope you don't mind I've made a few adjustments to your post to make it a bit easier to read smile


Thanks again, Photobucket.
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Re: repair cable bonnet [Re: carmine] #1633878
12/07/2019 23:45
12/07/2019 23:45
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carmine Offline OP
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Thanks for the improvements Edinburgh

Re: repair cable bonnet [Re: carmine] #1633879
13/07/2019 07:35
13/07/2019 07:35
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Brisbane, Australia
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I've also used a short piece of bike cable on the boot release from the rear right hand side external rear key release. It worked a treat and was easy to thread through the existing "outer".



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