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Baz

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Bonnet release problem
« on: December 27, 2004, 11:15:56 AM »
I\'ve been out to start beasty this morning and it refused to start. After a bit of reading I figure its flooded as it always starts first time and is running with no problems and was driven yesterday.
So I pull the bonnet release to take the plugs out etc and nothing happened. The catch on the bonnet is not moving so I can\'t open the bonnet. The pull handle in the car is springing back to its normal position but theres very little resistance when pulled.
My question is:how the hell do I open my bonnet? :reallymad  I have a small gap of about 1/2" between the bonnet lip and the body so I can see the catch so can probably get a screwdriver in there.

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2004, 12:06:16 PM »
Try pushing the front of the bonnet down a bit first - it may be that the catch didn\'t engage properly last time you shut it.
Wav\'s Rex had a broken bonnet release.....fingers crossed he\'ll be along at some point with a way to open it!

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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2004, 01:25:52 PM »
yeah i had same basically there\'s a plastic bit which shears off/snaps (the green bit you can just see on the pikky) drops down (as per arrow in pik) & then isn\'t pushing against owt...hopefully you have sum resistance & it\'s not totally fooked? Basically if you can get someone to push down on the bonnet while your pulling it & it may/should still open. Mine also popped out the pully handle thing so ended up having to do it with sum wire grippy thingy & required pulling VERY hard but as i say this is much easier if you have sum1 pushing bonnet down at same time. NB as long as they aint so retarded as to stop pushing when it does pop/release..................
Presuming that is feasible & works i found it a good plan to whack a couple of cable ties round the cable to hold it kinda where it should be as beautifully drawn on attached pikky ) dunno if it helps but cant hurt.
Then get your chosen expert to fit a new one not overly expensive as i recall.....
If that fails i believe the pros should be able to pop it from underneath sqeezing inbetween the intercooler etc but dunno how easy that is & wasn\'t an option with mine cause no room c/o silly bodykit ;) lol fortunately the above technique works for me till i could get it replaced.......
Si (presuming you have same problem....)
PS check all fluids when you do get access & top up so you dont have to keep doing it........
PPS thinking about it it will have no resistance inside becase you need to pull it further to pop it so you will probably need to unhook it (if it hasnt already) then pull with all yer might......
« Last Edit: December 27, 2004, 01:29:02 PM by scooby_si »

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2004, 01:27:03 PM »
oops forgot pikky:

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« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2004, 01:27:54 PM »
PPPS ignore the fact the bit in image is skew wiff that was taken after my accident

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2004, 01:52:03 PM »
Pop up your lights.  this way you can lift your bonnet by the edges in front of the lights, then open it.

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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2004, 08:19:54 PM »
Cheers peeps, job done ,beasty running fine again.
Si, would I be right that you\'re a scu,sorry southampton fan with agent judas in charge? I keep telling him not to make it so obvious:rollin . As a pompey fan,if I follow your advice above will my engine fall out:p

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« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2004, 12:17:01 AM »
lol yes i am a saints fan :p lol must resist mentioning Saint Rachen.......pmsl
But yes the advise above is all cosha only bad advice i give is out of ignorance not spite for folks having no taste ;) lol
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2004, 08:10:31 PM »
liverpool 1 that lot 0 (again) agent  redknapp football genius    (judas):rollin

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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2004, 09:36:07 PM »
(si must resist pressing the ban button pmsl for thread hijacking you understand ;))