July 21, 2013, 11:07 pm
A very good friend of mine has a a wee problem with his Fusion ('02 plate diseasal).
The bonnet release arm under the grill has snapped off - the previous owner has tried bodging it with a jubilee clip, a bit of wire and a couple of screws.
You sort have to reach under, grab it and pull it across whilst trying not to lift the bonnet too high...fine for somebody like Flat Stanley - but not real human hands!
How difficult is it to replace it?
Can he just replace the arm, or is it a whole catch change job? (By "he"I mean probably me)
I had a very quick look, but couldn't see it well enough.
July 22, 2013, 6:55 pm
Just get a new one at the dealer, pry the old one of (it's just clicked on, you can see it if you look behind the radiator/beneath the bonnet locking mechanism) Push the new one in through the hole just above the bumper and click it on. That's it!
July 22, 2013, 8:42 pm
Excellent! Thanks for that mate
July 22, 2013, 9:32 pm
it's that simple if we're talking about the same thing, the plastic lever. And i think we are if i read your first post correctly.
July 24, 2013, 12:09 pm
I think we are on the same page - the arm snapped, the rest of it is fine
Thanks again :-)