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How to open the bonnet in Ford Focus MK2, C-Max

Ford decided to implement unusual bonnet/hood lock. All you need to do is twist left the Ford badge in front of the car, insert key, first turn left to release the lock, then turn right to release the bonnet.

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Where to find the lever to open bonnet of ford ikon?


There isn't always a lever - Ford sometimes fit a key operated bonnet lock. Flip up the Ford badge on the front grille and insert the ignition key into the hole found behind it - turn the key clockwise (I think) to release it and then anti-clockwise to disengage the safety catch.

Oct 09, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks

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front bonet not opening


Twist front ford badge on grill to expose lock. Spray WD40 then some spray grease into lock to loosen. Turn key left then right while lifting bonnet.

Jan 02, 2011 | 2003 Ford Focus

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where is the bonnet release catch on a ford focus


Go to the ford badge at the front of the car
Swivel the badge (its spring loaded)
Insert your ignition key and turn to the left (position 1)
The bonnet should pop up
Turn the key to the right (position 2)
You can now lift the bonnet.

Sep 20, 2010 | 2002 Ford SVT Focus

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my key will not turn to open the bonnet, i have a ford focus z 53 model i have moved the badge sideways, inserted the key, tried to turn the left, nothing happens the key does not move.


push the key right in and turn to the left untill it click open then turn to the right to open. if the key still doesnt turn try some lubracation eg wd40 spray.

Oct 28, 2009 | 2003 Ford Focus

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ford focus estate - open bonnet


On my 05 model, you need to twist the ford badge on the bonnet anti-clockwise, pushing the left side of the badge down, which will reveal a keyhole. This is then opened with your ignition key. Once the bonnet pops, you just need to release the bonnet catch.
Hope this helps.

Apr 27, 2009 | 2005 Ford Focus

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