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 Post subject: Bonnet release broke. How to open bonnet.
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 5:17 pm 
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Bonnet release mechinisam broke. It seems like it is jamed or something as i tried using plyers to pull the cord but does not move.
Is there a way around it?
Car is a BA.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bonnet release broke. How to open bonnet.
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 6:24 pm 
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might have to take the stone tra out from under the front bar and work up that way with a long screw driver!
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 Post subject: Re: Bonnet release broke. How to open bonnet.
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:11 pm 
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shnoza wrote:
Bonnet release mechinisam broke. It seems like it is jamed or something as i tried using plyers to pull the cord but does not move.
Is there a way around it?
Car is a BA.


Pull harder. Without the leverage of the handle it's a hard task to get done.

Get a NEW handle from Ford, as they've changed the design of them, no to stop it happening.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bonnet release broke. How to open bonnet.
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:04 pm 
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shnoza wrote:
Bonnet release mechinisam broke. It seems like it is jamed or something as i tried using plyers to pull the cord but does not move.
Is there a way around it?
Car is a BA.

mate if you take off the stone tray you still will not be abel to get to it. get some pliers and pull the cord at the back of the release
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 Post subject: Re: Bonnet release broke. How to open bonnet.
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:07 pm 
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is a common problem with ba's that i've encountered. To make do without a new bonnet release, just use a pair of pliers, and working under the dash, yank the end of the cable with the pliers while holding the release bracket in the other hand. Has worked for me in the past.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bonnet release broke. How to open bonnet.
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:41 pm 
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Have to have another look at it tomorrow.
I wanted to service my car today and had to deal with this crap... :twisted:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Bonnet release broke. How to open bonnet.
Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:09 pm 
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lol. Isnt it always the way?? Get all set to work on the car then something unexpected happens

 

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