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#1 OFFLINE   tombailey

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Posted 08 March 2015 - 04:08 PM

hello all, just went to check washer bottle water level this morning and found the release cable snapped.have`nt been under the bonnet/hood for a while but tig was in for a mot end of january and have a feeling it was snapped by dealership and said/done nothing at the time.does anyone know how to realease bonnet/hood without the cable operating the mechanism ? i can`t find end of cable to try and pull with pliers or vice grips. any help would be appreciated before i head back to the dealers.thanks.



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Posted 08 March 2015 - 07:50 PM

Sometimes on some vehicles you can get lucky and get at the latch with a long screwdriver, or even at the bolts that hold the latch to the frame. Parts might have to be sacrificed to get the hood open.

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 01:09 PM

thanks shawng. tried that,took undertray off but a lot of other stuff in the way, radiator/shrouds/fans etc.thats what some other forums had said to others that have the same problem with other vw models.took to the dealers and they quoted £40 for parts &90 for labour which i am assuming is about an hour? i`ve read some horror stories on these forums where they`ve had to smash the grille to get at the latch. hope this is not the case with the tig, i`ll keep you posted with outcome for any others that have this problem.



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 03:11 PM

My son's previous Goif (Mk6) had the cable snap.  The dealer opened it with no problem and replaced the cable.  it was under warranty and I'm afraid I don't know how it was done but there was no damage to any parts that we could see.


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Posted 09 March 2015 - 11:52 PM

You could always bounce it back to the dealer,  you state it's the first time you're opened the bonnet since it went into the dealers,   tell them the truth and hopefully they will say bring it it and well take a look,  you will likely have to pay for a replacement cable and a fitting charge,  but I think that would be your easiest option, certainly worth a try.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 01:51 AM

Doe anyone have a DIY repair instructions to replace the cable?



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