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 Post subject: Help broke my Bonnet realese
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:22 pm 
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Hey i have a BA V8 mont ghia, and the latch u pull to open the bonnet has broken off i was wondering if i have to replace the whole thing or can i just replace the latch.
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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:17 am 
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its a common thing on the ba's. the latch and cable come are sold as one part. sells for around $35 at ford.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:05 am 
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They are a bit of a pain to change as well. The bonnet cable runs to the front through the front guard. Ive changed mine and a bit of swearing was involved.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help broke my Bonnet realese
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:31 pm 
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great :-( My dad broke it so i might get him to fix it lol
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 Post subject: Re: Help broke my Bonnet realese
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:43 pm 
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If your lucky you might be able to get a new bonnet cable and take the parts broken and put it on the old one. 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Help broke my Bonnet realese
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:00 pm 
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take it there not ezy to pull out, my mate's bro works at a wreckers might be able to get a free one off him, but if its hard to get out wont worry
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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:57 pm 
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Don't know if this is relevent to a BA this was on an XF.If it's just the grab that the fingers go around I have fixed a couple by super gluing some thick plastic into the crevice cut to size.What I used was a piece cut from an Apple Imac shell about 5mm thick and slightly curved worked perfectly.Even if you put in a new one and it is able to be strengthed this way might be worth doing.Cheers.
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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:20 pm 
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Definitely get a new one from Ford, they've made changes to them, the new design ones don't break.

I got mine replaced under warranty, new one's been great.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:02 am 
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The bit that holds the cable broke, i can still get to the cable just need to find something to pull it with.

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Definitely get a new one from Ford, they've made changes to them, the new design ones don't break.

I got mine replaced under warranty, new one's been great.


Do you know the parts number for the newer one. There's some on ebay for $15 and some for $30 not sure if the cheaper is the older one.
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Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:32 am 
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Not sure, but I think the part number is the same, they made a running change, so any new ones will be fine. Best source it from Ford.

A pair of pliers will be enough to pull the cable to get it open again.

 

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