Originally Posted by 02fordsvt
The cable I'm referring to runs from the latch into the cockpit above the drivers foot well. I don't know much about Euro cars and less about second gen Euro cars so I don't know if yours has one of those cable or not, but look inside and see if you can find it.
The only other ideas I can come up with right now is destroying something which I assume you do not want to do. One you can do if it seems to be a problem with the lock is take it to a locksmith and see if they can pick the lock and get the latch to disengage.
Thanks I'll look for the cable inside the car, but what ever it is needs doing, I have to get into the engine compartment. Do you think I'll be able to get up between the radiator and the grille to undo the latch.