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How to open bonnet on a 1996 Fiesta when the catch is broken

The catch does not open the bonnet

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pig of a job but you will need to get a long screwdriver up from underneath and release the second click (safety release)

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Lube the cable and work it back and forth. Also it could've been in an accident and not properly aligned.

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1. Put the car inside a garage where the temperature is above +5 Celsius degree, and wait for one hour for thawing the bonnet locking mechanism. 2. Spray an antifreeze product into the key hole of the bonnet locking mechanism in order to thawing it. Try again to release the catch. 3. Flush some warm water upon the bonnet locking mechanism in order to thawing it. Try again to release the catch. 4. Spray also some WD-40 product into the key hole of the bonnet locking mechanism in order to release the catch. Try to slowly turn the key to the right to open the bonnet. Don't force the ignition key!

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