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Can't open the bonnet using the bonnet release catch

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The bonnet release catch won't work on my car. Any ideas how I can open the bonnet without using the bonnet release catch?

I'm suspecting that the cable has stretched as I can open the bonnet early in the morning or when it's cold during the day (ye olde expansion/contraction of the cable theory).

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Had a similar thing happen to me once on an old Granada I had at the time. The RAC were very useful in that event. Perhaps give them a try?(or whichever organisation you're with)

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Hi,

Can you pop the badge off and get to the catch that way it works on VW's but not sure about Fords but its worth a go.

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The bonnet release catch won't work on my car. Any ideas how I can open the bonnet without using the bonnet release catch?

I'm suspecting that the cable has stretched as I can open the bonnet early in the morning or when it's cold during the day (ye olde expansion/contraction of the cable theory).

I've recently bought a Fusion. I found that you have to pull the catch for the bonnet pretty hard before it releases. At first I thought it might snap, but I gave it a good tug and the bonnet popped open. It sounds like you're only having occasional problems though, so this might not be relevant!

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