Here is yet some more advice buddy.
i actually have had a cheap handle BREAK off and freaked out!
luckly i was able to put vise grips on the cable to opent he darn bonnet.
anyway, sounds like you are getting good advice and i just wanted to through
in a wonderful tip from the VTR site.
go to: http://www.vtr.org/maintain/stuck-bonnet.html
>From: Neil Moran <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Reply-To: Neil Moran <email@example.com>
>To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
>Subject: TR 250 Hood release cable keeps pulling out
>Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 14:41:30 -0800
>I am writing to ask for advice on how to install a new bonnet release
>cable on my wife's TR250 so it lasts this time.
>I think I must have installed the hood (bonnet) release cable
>incorrectly last year. Symptom is: Handle and cable pull out about 6
>inches and release is barely activated. The engine compartment end of
>the release cable is secured to the release unit.
>I just ordered new inner/outer cable assembly, as well as new bonnet
>release unit (the locking unit on the firewall), and want to install it
>right this time. I also ordered the auxiliary "emergency hood release"
>cable from Moss, as a backup.
>Any "hints from Heloise" would be much appreciated. I sure hate it when
>the cable release failed a year ago and I had to remove the headlamps,
>the bonnet hinges, and take the entire bonnet off to get the darn thing
>open again. I nicked the new paint in the process, too.
>Thanks for any help!
>San Rafael, California