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Went to put in some water for the wipers and my key is not opening the latch. Does the MK2.5 have the same issue as the MK2? Recently I was doing something and had to lift the slam panel and had not opened the bonnet since then 😭

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40 minutes ago, F0CUE said:

Went to put in some water for the wipers and my key is not opening the latch. Does the MK2.5 have the same issue as the MK2? Recently I was doing something and had to lift the slam panel and had not opened the bonnet since then 😭

Same issue as the mk2 unfortunately 

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10 hours ago, F0CUE said:

Damn do you know if the screwdriver fix once you remove the rubber actually works?

Some have been successful, 

Others jack up the front of the car, 

Remove the under tray 

Then reach up inside with a socket wrench to undo the bolts from the receiving bracket to allow the entire latch to lift, 

I went to ford with mine as I had lowered the ride height couldn't fit under and I don't have a garage just concrete driveway.

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On 10/22/2018 at 8:52 PM, F0CUE said:

Went to put in some water for the wipers and my key is not opening the latch. Does the MK2.5 have the same issue as the MK2? Recently I was doing something and had to lift the slam panel and had not opened the bonnet since then 😭

What did you actually do to get it open Angus? I've heard about this fault and am dreading the day when it happens on mine ....

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I had to take of the rubber boot at the far end of the cable it slides off then you need a long enough screwdriver or flat ended knife and put pressure onto the mechanism above the wire in the circle then turn the key left and right and it pops open when the mechanism catches back on. I'm going to take the latch off and see what's going on in there behind as it's all plastic.

 

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On 10/24/2018 at 9:49 AM, F0CUE said:

I had to take of the rubber boot at the far end of the cable it slides off then you need a long enough screwdriver or flat ended knife and put pressure onto the mechanism above the wire in the circle then turn the key left and right and it pops open when the mechanism catches back on. I'm going to take the latch off and see what's going on in there behind as it's all plastic.

 

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I've just realised your name is Ian and not Angus lol sorry!

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17 hours ago, F0CUE said:

I got the part and fitted it and it worked fine a couple of times and now it's not opening again 😞

Is your grill fitted properly?

I had this issue with an aftermarket honeycomb grill, it kept pulling the lock apart as it didn't really fit properly.  I refitted the original one in the end and returned the other one.  

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8 hours ago, F0CUE said:

I'm really tempted with this dunno if it's legal though. https://www.merlinmotorsport.co.uk/p/flush-lockable-bonnet-pin-set-ge66

They are 100% legal mostly saw on Japanese import drift cars with carbon fibre bonnets, but the sub frame of the focus has got holes for them, 

Personally I favour the ones with the flap cover as saw in this video from mightycarmods 

 

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4 hours ago, TomsFocus said:

They are legal, but I've seen more than one set fail resulting in a bonnet hitting the windscreen at speed.  Wouldn't trust them myself. :unsure: 

Probably why I've only saw them on drift cars because they always drive sideways 🙃 perhaps the reason they do aswell😉

 

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the original Bowden cable (the flexy bit) is made wrong... a 40 quid repair kit is available from your ford dealer and the bonnet opens properly

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the plastic antitamper bit is a complete misnomer in my opinion, it won't fix anything at all and never causes the issue

 

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