when i replaced the 2 cables, as always, I thoroughly examined how they went together and functioned so was careful
to grease and re-assemble properly so mystified why the cable has gone slack (not a stiff connection) .
I am currently under her (not right now with my lap-top) and consider the only way forward is to pull out one of the grilles as I can't get access from below.
I learned many years ago not to put everything together until I was certain I was finished so the under tray is not yet
Thanks for the tip on the bonnet cable after I replaced my bonnet catch I wondered how you would get the bonnet open if the cable snapped. Now I know just pull the front grill out