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Re: Renault Megane 2 - Opening Bonnet When Release Cable Snaps*FIXED*

Here's how I did mine.
On the passenger side, you can unbolt the 2 bonnet bolts (one is easy one will take a while).

Once the bolts are out you can lift the bonnet a little and hold it with a block of wood or similar.

Then you can lift the front passenger side corner and hold it up a little, I used the extension tube off the vacuum cleaner.

I then got a long metal rod (out of next doors garden) this was approx 500mm long and around 4mm in diameter, I bent the end by 90 degrees.

Using a torch I could see where the cable is jointed, I placed the metal bar close to the joint box and the cable and twisted. The cable on the handle side just popped off, I then inserted the metal bar into the eye of the other cable and pulled, the bonnet popped open.

I then put the 2 bolts back, and fitted a new cable.
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