406 Bonnet Release Cable

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lawman27
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406 Bonnet Release Cable

Post by lawman27 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:34 pm

Hi Everyone,

The bonnet release cable on my faithful steed has snapped-actually the nobble ( I think that's the technical term) on the handle end has come off. Its been increasingly difficult to open, possibly cable had stretched, so I need a new one. Can't find one anywhere-does anyone know of an alternative that will fit?

Cheers

John

soretoez
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Re: 406 Bonnet Release Cable

Post by soretoez » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:47 pm

Hi if you haven't already join the facebook page Peugeot 406 Owners Club it's a bit busier.
phase 2 bonnet cable p/n 7937F6
just guessing your model.

lawman27
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Re: 406 Bonnet Release Cable

Post by lawman27 » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:16 pm

Cheers-I'm old school but the girlfriend is on facebook so I'll ask her to have a look.

Thanks

GingerMagic
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Re: 406 Bonnet Release Cable

Post by GingerMagic » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:09 pm

I did a diagnostic a couple of days ago for a chap, but before he came round he changed his headlight bulb - but to gain access he unscrewed the bolt above it...
Turns out this bolt keeps the bonnet cable tight so after he shut the bonnet he couldn't open it..!!

I did manage to pop it open using a stick up through to the catch from underneath - so it's possible to pop the bonnet without a cable. ( Needless to say he refitted the bolt before doing the diagnostic... :cheesy: )

Not sure how this helps you though - I've not replaced a bonnet cable before.
1999 T4 family wagon
2005 Vauxhall Meriva
1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.

lawman27
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Re: 406 Bonnet Release Cable

Post by lawman27 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:38 pm

Thanks Ginger,

I can open the bonnet by pulling whats left of the cable with a pair of pliers-its finding a relacement cable thats the problem. I cant even find a universal one anywhere!

Regards,


John

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