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Trying to open my bonnet tonight for some screenwash, latch felt a bit tight, gave it a pull and it broke.

The lever is still attached and slight tension left in it but not much. No joy. Any ideas on a DIY fix? Or is it a VW job?

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At VW and they are a bit lost, they say they'd need to book it in and may need to break the grill?! Carbon fibre one worth almost 700 quid : ( this is depressing.

There going to order in all the parts and try and rebook it. Booked today off work too. What a melt.

When you take the badge out you can see the catch and they were working at it but are afraid of hitting the radiator?

Help?!?
 

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I cant help with experience on a mk5 but seems a bit drastic to break the grill?! Who cares about the rad you can get another one easy if its damaged but unlikely.
 

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I'd say spray loads of wd40 in through the grill to the mechanism a bit if patience should sort it without breaking the grill, a rad is easily £300+
 

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I think those are prone to breaking the little plastic mounting points for the cable by the lever
Have a look at that and try pulling on the cable with some pliers
 
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