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Ford mondeo bonnet lock

Hello
i'm trying to open the bonnet lock on a ford mondeo 2003 tdci.
I've opened the 1st part, but when i turn the key to open the saftey lock it will not open. what can i do to get this open? thanks

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  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    HELLO I HAVE A 53 2.0 MONDEO LXMY BONNET AND I CANNOT OPEN

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009


    • i have the same problem i need to top up my windowscreen wash what ever happenedto old bonnet release catches

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    Same problem here but on a 2004 mondeo.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    i have same issue with a 2004 mondeo.

  • alison628 Feb 11, 2009

    We have cut off the grille but where do you put the screw driver...!!

  • suvi25 Mar 23, 2009

    i have the same problem on a 2001 mondeo lx

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    I've exactly the same issue - fortunately the last time it did open, I filled up on screenwash but levels are getting low... Do Ford charge to fix this - there seem to be many people with the same issue?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    how do I replace a the bonnet lock on my ford focus 2003 zetech

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    cable wont open the bonnet cannot work out how to open the bonnet from the grill

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This is a very common fault on the fords, if i get one in, i generally soak it in WD40 then keep working it back and forward untill the mechanism releases.
If the lock is completely gone then ive had to go as far as breaking the grille off and opening it manually with a scrrewdriver, but this is last resort.

Good luck

TL

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