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Old 01-29-2019, 02:17 PM
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Hi, my dad owns a 1983 Porsche 944 (Right Hand Drive) and we cannot seem to find the bonnet release catch. If there is not a release valve there can anyone also help me with opening the bonnet manually.

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Old 01-29-2019, 05:59 PM
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Hi, my dad owns a 1983 Porsche 944 (Right Hand Drive) and we cannot seem to find the bonnet release catch. If there is not a release valve there can anyone also help me with opening the bonnet manually.

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on left hand drives, the bonnet release is a lever mounted just in front of the door pillar and underneath the dash
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Old 01-30-2019, 01:06 PM
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Thank you for that but unfortunately my vehicle is RHD
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Thank you for that but unfortunately my vehicle is RHD
So you are saying there is no lever mounted on the right side in front of the door pillar and just underneath the dash
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Old 01-31-2019, 01:11 PM
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I'm pretty sure it is still on the left side of the car, even on the RHD models. Open the passenger door, stick your head in the footwell and look for a lever on the side. Helps to have a flashlight (torch).
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:39 AM
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Default Porsche 944 1983 Bonnet Catch

Hi Folks,
Thanks for your assistance I will have a look later. I am pretty sure it has been snapped off
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Old 02-08-2019, 07:55 AM
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Hi all

Thank you for your responses. We got a mechanic to look at it and we found that the actual cable had been snapped and had been ripped out so we got a screwdriver and it opened.

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the 968 has a reserve or secondary cable behind the front fog/aux lamp assembly for the bonnet. you might see if your vintage has one also.
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