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#1 Gordon

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 10:30 PM

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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#2 Capriking

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:09 PM

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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Posted 15 May 2008 - 05:24 PM

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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#4 decredwood

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Posted 08 July 2010 - 04:36 PM

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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