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Fusion Bonnet Release

21 July 2013 - 10:17 PM

Hi folks,

A very good friend of mine has a a wee problem with his Fusion ('02 plate diseasal).

The bonnet release arm under the grill has snapped off - the previous owner has tried bodging it with a jubilee clip, a bit of wire and a couple of screws.

You sort have to reach under, grab it and pull it across whilst trying not to lift the bonnet too high...fine for somebody like Flat Stanley - but not real human hands!

How difficult is it to replace it?
Can he just replace the arm, or is it a whole catch change job? (By "he"I mean probably me)

I had a very quick look, but couldn't see it well enough.

Just Like Buses...

05 June 2013 - 07:42 PM

So after saying to my family I'd only seen 1 other Avalon Focus in Grimsby (but half a dozen in Blackpool, plus another half dozen other Fords in Avalon)...I spotted these two at The Haven:
(Neither were the one I'd previously seen...the one which I mistook for mine as it was in my regular spot)

Excessive Wind Noise

24 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

Noticed the other day that on the passenger side, there is excessive wind noise. 


It has been there since I got the car, but it didn't bother me (even on the test drive, the salesman noted it lol) as I usually a) don't sit on that side and B) I have my music cranked up.


However, my dear ol'Mother found it quite annoying. 


I'm just after any ideas as to what it could be. 


There doesn't appear to be a draught around there from anywhere except the vents (all the vents set to blow through, not just isolated to the nearside vents when not selected).  Also, the door appears to be well aligned - sat with a nice even gap all round of just a few mm.


Car is a Mk2.5


Many thanks