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#1 mikester

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 01:57 PM

... No it wasn't the cost, although that'd be my first guess too.




My alarm, or more to the point the bonnet/latch sensor is totally past it. Thus my bonnet is now constantly open (apparently), which is annoying continuously getting alarm bongs from the car every 30 seconds whilst driving.

Oh and I can't lock my car, as the alarm goes off straight away. Lol good times, the ford technicians were really good and spent a considerable amount of time looking at the problem and trying to fix it all without any additional cost but they were unsuccessful.



My question is...... Which fuse is related to the alarm and does it affect other systems if unplugged?

I've already tried unplugging the cable attached to the latch but it still alarms and warns of bonnet open.



I can live with the bonnet warnings but not the alarm going off al night, my neighbours are getting very arsey with me :(

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#2 iNath

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:34 PM

Mine's going in for it's 3rd service in 2 weeks, it'll be 20 months old :P How much you paying out of interest? Mine is £219.99

I can get the Haynes manual out when I get home if that's any good to you?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:53 PM

My 3rd in December.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:09 PM

Mine's going in for it's 3rd service in 2 weeks, it'll be 20 months old :P How much you paying out of interest? Mine is £219.99

I can get the Haynes manual out when I get home if that's any good to you?


£240, you got an ok deal. Apparently there are two prices dependant on what filter you've got or something, £240 or £270.


Nath if you could that'd be great. Fed up of hearing the thing now

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

Haynes manual was no good I'm afraid, basically says "alarm - it has one"
Look on Ford system parts would be £40-£50 to replace catch+bracket?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

You can allways wire the sensor so its closed, bonnet catch sensors are allways the first to go

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:14 PM

I have same issu with my bonnet, last week when i fill up the screenwash, my bonner did not closed down, i have a nice clean with a aircompressor by the catch and some oil spray... now like a new....

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

Just out of interest what goes into a 3rd year service? I know it's a major one just at the rate im getting through miles mine will be due in the next few months...

What ford garages are people using?

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:52 PM

I have same issu with my bonnet, last week when i fill up the screenwash, my bonner did not closed down, i have a nice clean with a aircompressor by the catch and some oil spray... now like a new....


I think you have missed the point made by the OP its his alarm that thinks the bonnet is open not that the boonet is open

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:04 PM

How could I wire it perm closed?

I don't really wana take the plunge with a new catch just in case it's not at fault..

Unless someone local wants to offer their services, I doubt not though...




Is there a way to lock the car without the alarm been activated, like using the key in the door?

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

If your sensor on the bonnet has 2 wires then just un plug it and join the pins with a piece of wire or paper clip tape it up so it does touch anything and it should sort it till you get the bit you need. Paul

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:35 PM

Unplug the switch. If the problem goes away I'd have thought it was the switch.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:18 PM

It's not as simple as that, you unplug that and it states bonnet open constantly. Bongs every 30 secs.


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