I have an early Mk4 Golf. I can release the bonnet as far as the safety stop from the cockpit lever. To fully open the bonnet I have to pull on a second lever which emerges from the radiator grill. This is broken. Thus I cannot open the bonnet. To compound my problems, the battery is now flat. 1. Is there any way I can open the bonnet, or will it have to be done professionally? 2. I have heard the battery can be charged from an external source using the internal "cigarette lighter". Is such a device available and, if so, from where?

Asked on 2 October 2010 by PatW

Answered by Honest John
Get a pair of thin nose pliers and pull whatever you can find of the secondary release.
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