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#91 caazzaa

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 07:22 PM

I have tried this guide with the screwdriver, is it just a case of keep persevering? Because as yet it is not working for me, screwdriver directly above the wire pressure applied by my husband and me turning the key! Nothing not even a click. Please give me some advice if you can.

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 11:59 AM

Hi Carol,

 

It is a bit of a persistant effort, you often need to move the screwdriver around the collet at different points and push it back in, then eventually after you have pressed around and then press above the barrel area, it should then just pop.



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Posted 29 April 2014 - 03:12 AM

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 09:39 AM

either due to bandwidth or the pictures may have been moved to another folder.



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 05:15 PM



I thought I could buy a new clip for a few pounds but I still can't get them to mate together and work properly. Anyone got any ideas?

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:12 PM

you do have to push pretty hard to get it to click back in, and also make sure everything is lined up properly. it can be very fiddley!



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 07:24 PM

Spent about two hours sat in the garden today trying. It's as though I need to remove the white collet back to expose more of the female side.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:40 PM

Hi I also had the bonnet not opening issue on my 2006 ford focus, try using your spare key it worked for me after a few attempts, once open I oiled the mechanism and it now works fine with both keys :0)
Hope this helps some of us who encounter the same problem.
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Posted 14 May 2014 - 08:40 AM

Useful tip there Singh!



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:35 PM

hi all, firstly thanks for this guide,

 

just been to get some fuel and thought may as well check oil/fluids and guess what, yep cant open my bonnet, so i have to  get some long pliers and try this guide.

 

spoke to my garage and was told the lock/cable+ fitting will be £150++++ so i hope this will work

 

wish me luck

 

cheers



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Posted 10 June 2014 - 07:11 PM

its an expensive fix sadly, well, if you dont try yourself.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 12:10 PM

hi all, firstly thanks for this guide,

 

just been to get some fuel and thought may as well check oil/fluids and guess what, yep cant open my bonnet, so i have to  get some long pliers and try this guide.

 

spoke to my garage and was told the lock/cable+ fitting will be £150++++ so i hope this will work

 

wish me luck

 

cheers

hi again, well i have been trying to do this with a mate but to no avail, my 07 climate seems to be a differant layout to the pics in the first post, . we got the rubber seal of the collet, but its further back and higher up than the pics, this makes it hard to get the screwdriver above the cable and flat against the collet + there is some part, maybe from AC or heater  in the way.

Things got worse to when i picked up my daughter and the car didnt start, had to bump it, which worked, so now im in double trouble, bit of a catch 22, cant fix one without the other, looks like more drastic action is required.

 

not happy.



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:51 PM

Post some pictures up and we may be able to assist.

 

Also you might find that whilst its a bit tricky, if you jack up and support the front end of the car with axle stands, remove the engine undertray, you might be able to stretch your arm up through the radiator and grill and do the extra bits you need to from there, or you might need to find a longer screwdriver?



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:16 PM

Post some pictures up and we may be able to assist.

 

Also you might find that whilst its a bit tricky, if you jack up and support the front end of the car with axle stands, remove the engine undertray, you might be able to stretch your arm up through the radiator and grill and do the extra bits you need to from there, or you might need to find a longer screwdriver?

yeah we did remove the undertray and reach up, but because the collet is higher up and not straight behind the key barrel cant get the screwdriver straight because of the angle of going through the grill



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Posted 15 June 2014 - 02:40 PM

are you using a long reach screwdriver? a normal size wont work. I picked a couple of long handled drivers up from my local 99p store family :)

 

Keeping an eye on something like this, you could pick it up cheap:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ed2cc7a8f



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