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My bonnet on my car won't unlock. even if i just pull the

Customer Question

hello, my bonnet on my car won't unlock. even if i just pull the wire off the lever. i had a look underneath but I'm not sure what to do. is there another way to release the bonnet?
JA: Is this your first time dealing with this issue?
Customer: yes
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: VW Scirocco tdi gt 2014
JA: Are you fixing your Scirocco yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: all i have tried so far is trying to get better access to the cable and pulling, as well as access through the front right wheel arch. I've had a look underneath but unsure whether i can get to the latch from there
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: the cable has little to no movement now when pulled
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Volkswagen
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 2 years ago.

Hi, my name is***** your mechanic automotive expert, and I will be happy to assist you today. In some cases, I may need more information to assist better. I apologize for any delay.

I try to be here most weekdays and some weekends. If you respond and I do not respond back right away I will do so as soon as I can.

Dear customer, could you tell me please if you have checked the bonnet mechanism so far?
Thank you

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
hello, no i am and was unable to check the mechanism
Expert:  sebastian manrique replied 2 years ago.

Dear customer, have you not tried to enter through the bottom of the engine?

When you look at the engine below you will see a plate that protects the engine when removing this plate you can access the entire inner part of the hood but from the bottom and it is a very good way to reach the hook mechanism of the bonnet locks.