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Bonnet catch wont open !

LandSpeed Dec 14, 2010

  1. LandSpeed

    LandSpeed Member

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    after pulling the release catch in the front grille the bonnet stil wont open, seems like the catch does not come back far enough ! anyone else had this problem ?

    when i finally get the bonnet open will i need a new catch mechanism or will cleaning and re-greasing sort out the problem ?
     
  2. scott b

    scott b Active Member VCDS Map User

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    get a second person to pull/push the bonnet when you pull the catch, mine was vert stiff when i first got the car, plenty of wd40 should do the trick
     
  3. LandSpeed

    LandSpeed Member

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    bloody thing still wont open !
     
  4. dope

    dope alcoholic pervert

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    If I remember rightly mine was stiff once. I had to get my girlfriend to bend over the bonnet in front of me with her fingers in it while I thrust it back and forth quite forcefully. Eventually it popped. Lube helped.
     
  5. simon.m

    simon.m Active Member

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    hahahaha you bad boy you lol

    thinking about it we could all do with santa making all of our bonntets stick shut and are ladys helping out as above :eyebrows:
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2010
  6. LandSpeed

    LandSpeed Member

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    still can not open it :banghead:

    im now thinking if i can get the front grille off so i can move the bonnet catch over with my fingers ?
     
  7. LandSpeed

    LandSpeed Member

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    about f in time ! ive got it open after getting a little angry with the blighter !

    after cleaning mechanisum and giving it plenty of lube all seem ok :sm4:

    thanks scott :icon_thumright:
     

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