I agree with all the above strategies. With my Super I got in the trunk with spare out, then my son shut it on me, (yes, he contemplated not opening it of course). With a flashlight I was able to see what was going on. First start with a new cable so you know it will not break. I know there is less room in the trunk of a standard beetle...maybe you know some little people you can trust? It's a nice feature when you can lock your bonnet (the English term...). Good luck, it will happen with patients, then you can contiune to drive the heck out of your bug
, like I do! Patrick.
'72 Super. Paint-7/20/09, 400+k miles, New engine case "41" Brazil, rebuilt German heads, new Bosch electrics, new Solex German carb. new German silencer. Built by Steve Tims Performance/Enterprises, Riverside CA. '73 OEM airfilter, (Fram elemement), chrome stock wheels, daily driver, 25.46-27.50mpg, driven 20+years.