The bonnet release on my Volvo V40 (1998 1.8 GDi) was loose this morning. I tried pulling the wire with pliers and pulled about 10 inches of wire out. The cable has either snapped or the end come out at the bonnet catch.
Does anyone know a way to release the bonnet without smashing the grill?
Or more usefully as you appear to prefer to try and do it yourself, have a gander at www.volvoclub.org.uk/forum/index.php and use the search engine to see if previous occurences are documented; I haven't checked but you may be lucky. If nothing is found, register and post a question in the appropriate forum; the website represents an active UK Volvo community and help is usually forthcoming.