E38 bonnet / hood release cable fail

The cable to release the bonnet (hood!) came away from the mechanism on this E38 750iL.  The usual recommendation is to buy a new mechanism which will cost about £50/$80.  In this case though I disassembled the unit and managed to re-secure the cable, then re-greased everything.  It never failed again as long as I owned the car, so always worth checking for the simple fix!

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