Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Bonnet lock and release cable - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Bonnet lock and release cable - removal and refitting


Bonnet lock
1 The bonnet lock is not adjustable for position and is secured to the front cross panel by four pop-rivets (see illustration). To remove the lock, disconnect the lock release cable then carefully drill down through the rivets and withdraw the lock.

7.1 Bonnet lock and securing rivets
7.1 Bonnet lock and securing rivets

2 Refit the lock by reversing the removal procedure. Ensure that the new pop-rivets secure the lock firmly.

Release cable
3 To remove the bonnet lock release cable, raise and support the bonnet then remove the radiator grille.

4 Reaching through the aperture in the front, press the release to one side and disconnect the cable from it (see illustration). Release the cable from the retaining clip on the underside of the front panel.

7.4 Bonnet release cable-to-lock attachment
7.4 Bonnet release cable-to-lock attachment

5 Unclip the cable from the retainers in the engine compartment.

6 Detach the cable from the release handle inside the vehicle and pull the cable through the bulkhead grommet and remove it.

7 Refit the cable in the reverse order to removal. Check for satisfactory operation of the catch before closing the bonnet.

8 If the cable should break with the bonnet shut, it is possible to release the catch by hand. A largish screwdriver will just reach the lock release when inserted through the grille centre badge. By pushing the screwdriver or carefully using the badge as a pivot, the bonnet can be unlocked.


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