I find myself unable to open my XJ40’s bonnet. The car has just had a new windscreen
and scuttle panel welded in. This required unclipping from the bulkhead one of the twin bonnet release cables namely the longer one that goes to the passenger side catch. I ended up trying air wedges as per Frank Gerber’s 2005 post:-
The wedge popped the driver’s side catch but would not release the passenger side. Next option is to crawl into the driver’s foot well and try to locate and then pull on the end of the twin cable for the passenger side bonnet catch where that cable is fitted to the release lever. Is the cable end accessible in the foot well and will this method work?
Generally is there any emergency release technique known for this sort of situation on the XJ40?
Thanks and keep safe,