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#1 CharlieFarlie

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

The bonnet open warning is coming up on the dash panel on the Wifes 2009 Titanium.. This has happened a couple of times.. Cant undestand why....

 

Also and this may be related the blooming alarm has gone off 3 or four times over the last few days and Im wondering if the tow are related ? IE the bonnet sensor is triggering the alarm ?

 

Of course the two may be unrelated but I do need to sort this as the alarm went off a 1 and 3.15 this morning.....Mmmm

 

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 07:19 PM

The two are related and its happened to others on here the bonnet switch will probably need replacing

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 02:50 PM

+1 , check the wiring to the bonnet switch and/or replace it.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 06:20 PM

Thanks for the replies.. Does anyone have a diagram that shows the position of said switch ? I see wiring connections to the bonnet catch so assume its within the mechanism ?

Thanks again !#

 

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 08:11 PM

All part of the same mechanism.
Try a good blast of spray oil first and check wires/connectors before replacing the mechanism.

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 08:34 PM

Thanks guys appreciate the help...

 

Since spraying the mechanism the day I posted/asked the question no problems have occurred so hopefully I inadvertently cured he problem.. But I will take very close loot at it the weekend..

 

Thanks again !

 

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 04:04 PM

Hell this thing is driving me mad ! Again the alarm went off twice last night so now we no longer lock the car... Need sleep ! Nieghbours unhappy to say the least !

 

I was trying to remove the connector and somehow managed to pull both wires out of it.. Bugger.... They have stainless clips on them and they dont want to go back together  Assuming of course I could get them the right way round ...Mmmmmm

 

We have only had the car a couple of months and I think someone has been at this before.

 

Could anyone PLEASE take a photo of this connector so I at least can get it wired right ... Please !

 

I have taken the mechanism off the car and cannot see how the sensor can be removed so does the whole latch mechanism need replacing ??

 

TIA..... 



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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:32 PM

The alarm switch is integral to the mechanism.
Have you tried twisting the wires together to complete the circuit?

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

Yes tried contacting them together in the hope this would do it.. I would rather not have the bonnet alarmed if it means we can lock the car..... But still the orange symbol on the central dash pod is lit indicating a fault.. Also tried disconnecting the battery in the hope it will do a re set like on one of our other cars..

 

At this moment we are not attempting to lock the car....



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Posted 31 July 2013 - 07:49 PM

An update.. After disconnecting the battery which on Toyotas seems to do some sort of a re set I then twisted the wires together as suggested by Stoney871 above.. This put out the orange warning light and no more bonnet open on the central display..

 

The wires are now tidily soldered and heat shrink wrapped and cable tied out of sight and no more alarm going off or warning lights for the last two days.. Result..

 

OK so we now have no alarm on the bonnet but I can live with that...

 

Thanks...

 

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:02 PM

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best.

Must admit I was surprised it didn't work first time, obviously must have been saved on the system.

Glad a battery reset helped.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best.

Must admit I was surprised it didn't work first time, obviously must have been saved on the system.

Glad a battery reset helped.

Thanks for the advise.. Appreciate it !

 

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

Glad I could help.


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