The hood on the Opel may not open in that case, if damage occurred in the spring. One of the most common ways to open the hood with this problem is to use two people. If you sit in the cabin, pull the lever until it stops and hold up. The man standing on the street, along with your movements should put pressure on the hood in the spot where the latch is.
If you have nowhere at the moment to find a second person to help, try another option. Pull the lever that opens the hood, so the maximum extent possible, and fix it with the help of improvised means. For this, use a piece of pipe or stick with a length of about 20 cm, which insert between the lever and the footrest for the left foot. Then provenite the car is not very favorable roads: paving, railroad tracks, rural roads (but not get carried away). In the process, drive the hood will open itself. Don't be afraid, it will not throw to the top: he can just to hang on a large hook.
This problem can occur for two reasons: the weakening of a rope, or worn out springs. So to solve it, respectively, in two ways: pull the cord and make it tighter, or loosen 1 to 2 turns on the pin that is inside the spring. The first method is much more complicated, because to get to the cable quite difficult. Shirt cable located near the battery, you must slightly Unscrew or loosen the bolt on the mounting clamp to pull the shirt to the required distance and again clamp mount. Keep in mind that this smart cable will be enough for another 5-6 months, then it will still have to change.
In addition, if the hood on the Opel Astra, or other model of the brand Opel is not open, check the condition of all functional parts. If necessary, clean the mechanism-the latch from dust and dirt, lubricate the spring and the cap on the hood. Perhaps the problem was hidden in it, and you will not have to carry out complex repairs and / or call assistant.
Advice 2 : How to open bonnet Opel Vectra
In the process of operation of the cars Opel, in particular model Opel "Vectra", you may have this situation: you pull the lever opening the hood all the way, under it you hear the click, but the hood remains in place. If you approach him and press it, under it, something clicks into place, but the problem persists.
The hood may not open due to breakage of the spring. In this issue you can use one of the most common ways, but you will need a partner. Sitting in the cabin, pull the lever up to the stop and hold. And your partner is going to put pressure on the hood where the latch is.
If you are unable at the moment to find a helper, use another method. Pull the lever responsible for opening the bonnet, all the way up, then lock into position with some scrap materials (e.g., piece of pipe or thick sticks with a length of about 20 cm). Next in the line of "difficult" roads, type of pavement, the tram lines, rural location but not much carried away. During this "troubled" drive to the hood will open itself.
Spring may not be broken, but if it is worn out, it can also lead to jamming of the hood. Could weaken the cable. In such cases, you need either 1 to 2 turns to Unscrew the pin inside the spring, or tighten the cable, respectively. With cable, things are more complicated, because it is quite hard to get to. The outer casing is located near the battery. So, you need to loosen or completely Unscrew the bolt on the mounting clamp and then pulling the necessary distance shirt again and fix the mount. Keep in mind that fit so the cable will last for six months maximum, after which it is in any case will have to change.
In addition, you need to believe the condition of all functional parts. Clean if necessary the mechanism-the latch from the accumulated dirt, smear the plug on the bonnet and a spring. It's possible that the hood would not open just because of this. Then you will have the opportunity to avoid spending time on optional repairs.