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RAB2000

Member Since 04 May 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 06 2013 12:04 PM
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In Topic: Guide To Fixing Common Focus Bonnet Lock Problem.

06 August 2013 - 12:02 PM

Hi Habbers

 

Look for my comments earlier on the thread.  My lock also appeared to be the LHD kit.  I was able to buy the plastic arm off ebay for a few pounds so avoided fitting a whole new kit. If you've already bought the kit then you could take it back?  Or sell it on Ebay?

 

Either way I'd suggest just replacing the arm rather than the whole lock.

 

I can see the arm is still for sale on Ebay £5 delivered.  Item description on Ebay is "Ford Focus bonnet catch - latch handle - arm"

In Topic: Guide To Fixing Common Focus Bonnet Lock Problem.

06 April 2013 - 03:22 PM

A further update.  I have found some more information and the bonnet lock system on my FF Mk2 is the LHD kit.  Quite why it was fitted is a mystery, I have only owned the car since 2009 and it's a March 2005 car.

 

Anyway, if anyone does have the LHD kit on their car then like the RHD kit you should be able to purchase the whole kit, like this:

 

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However, it's only the plastic connector that was needed.  This maybe available from Ford but by good fortune I found a seller on Ebay selling them at £4 + £1 P&P so I bought two and it works.  I don't know if the Ebay one is genuine or not but doesn't really matter.

 

The company selling these on Ebay is Locoser Limited (email nonstopauto@hotmail.com)


In Topic: Bonnet Lock Ff Mk2

06 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

I Have had success with finding this part.  See my response on the bonnet lock repair guide thread.


In Topic: Guide To Fixing Common Focus Bonnet Lock Problem.

31 March 2013 - 04:49 PM

More internet searching and Ford part number 4549268 may be it.  Only costs £2 to £3 so could be it but may be a small part for the system with the security.  I can't find a picture of this part anywhere.


In Topic: Guide To Fixing Common Focus Bonnet Lock Problem.

31 March 2013 - 03:37 PM

A few more pics.

 

This shows the plastic rod connected at the 'car' end.

 

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It simply clips on and off:

 

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At the other end the rod has broken with one of the plastic clip arms broken off:

 

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At the moment I've botched a repair by putting the grill back in place (no clips!) and then taping an allen key to the plastic rod long enough to go through the grill and I can open the bonnet again with the grill in place.  A very temporary repair!