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#1 Donna Hudson

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Posted 15 March 2010 - 09:03 PM

I desperately need to open my bonnet to top up the washer bottle fuid but the plastic catch is not pulling the wire to open the bonnet. Have tried grabbing the wire with plyers but it still wont budge. How can I open the bonnet?

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#2 Amie07

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Posted 16 March 2010 - 10:35 AM

I desperately need to open my bonnet to top up the washer bottle fuid but the plastic catch is not pulling the wire to open the bonnet. Have tried grabbing the wire with plyers but it still wont budge. How can I open the bonnet?


Have u had it open before? If yes has there been some sort of accident that's caused some damage/dent to the bonnet that's now causing it to not open? I'm not sure what u mean about the wire my cars have always had a release button and then a fiddley catch you have 2 get your fingers into. So can't offer any practical advice other than I wouldn't try and force it open cos this might cause a more expensive repair, I would just take it 2 a garage where I'm sure they have the equipment 2 open it and fix what evers wrong.hope you get it sorted.

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 07:44 PM

Have u had it open before? If yes has there been some sort of accident that's caused some damage/dent to the bonnet that's now causing it to not open? I'm not sure what u mean about the wire my cars have always had a release button and then a fiddley catch you have 2 get your fingers into. So can't offer any practical advice other than I wouldn't try and force it open cos this might cause a more expensive repair, I would just take it 2 a garage where I'm sure they have the equipment 2 open it and fix what evers wrong.hope you get it sorted.



i tend to get under the car and reach up to the catch its a stretch but it can be done and tyoull get it open that way

#4 Donna Hudson

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Posted 17 March 2010 - 08:20 PM

Thanks for the tips. I have now managed to fill the water bottle.


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