Whether it’s to check your car’s fluid levels, do the service, add windshield washer fluid, or change your auto battery, it’s important to maintain your engine in good conditions. Nevertheless, it can happen that the bonnet of your Volkswagen Multivan doesn’t want to open, in cases like this, what can you do? This is exactly the problem we will answer in this article and assist you to get out of this annoying situation. To do so, we are going to see what can be the causes of a stuck bonnet on your Volkswagen Multivan and then what are the solutions to remedy this problem.


Why is my bonnet stuck on my Volkswagen Multivan? What are the solutions to open my bonnet?

As we described earlier, we will alternately see the reasons for a bonnet stuck on your Volkswagen Multivan, and what solutions you can execute to get your bonnet open and repaired.

Broken Volkswagen Multivan bonnet opening cable

1st case situation. You may not be able to open the bonnet of your Volkswagen Multivan due to the opening cable. In fact, with wear and tear, or as a result of a malfunction, the cable that goes from your passenger compartment to your bonnet may crumble with time or get stuck in the shell that protects it. Nevertheless this is quite uncommon on newer cars, it is not unimaginable that you could be the victim of this problem, especially when there is excess humidity in the location where you use your Volkswagen Multivan. If this is the case, there are couple of solutions available to you and going to your mechanic appears to be the simplest and most practical approach. You will have to take off the front grille of your Volkswagen Multivan to access the lock on your stuck bonnet. Using a large flat screwdriver you will be able to open your car’s bonnet lock by exerting a force on the lock to release it from the spring. Once open, you can try to find out the broken part of the bonnet cable of your Volkswagen Multivan, take it off from the passenger compartment and engine compartment side and change it.

How to open the bonnet of my Volkswagen Multivan, regardless if I have a twisted opening lever?

Second situation which can cause a bonnet stuck on Volkswagen Multivan. It is this time at the level of the secondary lever which is used to finish the procedure of opening the cover of your car. As time passes, this lever may break or twist, and thus prevent you from completing the opening of your engine compartment. You should still be able to open the bonnet from inside your car, but not fully open it. In this situation, a solution is to use multi-function clamps and in the gap between the hood and the grille, grab the rest of the lever or the untwisted section of your lever and pull it with strength. This will open the locked hood of your Volkswagen Multivan. Then if it is twisted, try to straighten it with your pliers. Or change it with a new one.

Play in the cable to open the stuck bonnet of your Volkswagen Multivan

Before last cause of a bonnet stuck on Volkswagen Multivan, you may be victim of a cable that is starting to have some play. In truth, the bonnet opening system of your car is equipped with a cable that goes from the passenger compartment of your Volkswagen Multivan to the opening locker. This cable may become loose with time. To fix this problem completely, there is only one alternative, replace the hood opening cable of your Volkswagen Multivan. However, you will need a one-off solution in order to be able to open the cover of your car, you will have to ask someone to help you. Position the person at the front of your Volkswagen Multivan who holds the lever down as if they wanted to finish opening the bonnet. And position yourself in the passenger compartment to pull the hood release handle on your car. If this doesn’t function, you can always try to do as in the case of a broken cable with a pair of clamps. Otherwise go to your garage.

Bonnet of my Volkswagen Multivan stuck

Finally, the last case is when the bonnet gets stuck when the passenger compartment handle is operated. In such a case, to unlock the hood of your Volkswagen Multivan, position somebody at the front of your car. And whoever presses moderately on the bonnet of the Volkswagen Multivan, it will have the consequence of releasing some play so that the lock will be unlocked when you activate the interior handle.

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