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My bonnet wont close on my ford fiesta finesse

My ford bonnet opens but wont shut past the 1st catch, ive took it to my grandad who used to be a mechanic by trade and even he cant figure it out

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: how do you open the bonnet

Flip up the badge on the front radiator grille, put key in and turn one way to release first catch, then turn other direction to open.

TL

Posted on Jan 23, 2009

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SOURCE: bonnet catch on ford focus wont open

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

Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Ford Fiesta Bonnet Catch - daughter just bought 04

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

Posted on Oct 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Cant open bonnet of Ford Focus x reg grill operated key lock wont turn

Stuck lock, bonnet won’t open ,,,
You do not need to drill holes in the grill or pay ford £200+
DIY..How?
Look into the grill at the top you will find the bottom of 6 plastic revscrews, 4 you get two via the grill slots use a chisel and cut them off, Then one either end of the grill. Place the chisel between two plastic layers, gently lift , check and cut, one each end.
With a wiggle that’s the top loose, There are two clips holding the bottom in place Put your fingers through the bottom slot in the grill, push down clip and greatly pull the grill, do both sides, It won’t come right out but your aim to loosen it., The lock is held in place in a sleeve with a plastic clips each side, you have push the barrel with a suitable item, this is to push it out of the sleeve and out of its housing, It may need a tap!!
Gently wiggle and pull the grill off

Lock
The lock is a ‘lock barrel along a shaft to a white plastic coupling’ this fits in to the ‘bonnet lock’
The security is at the coupling to bonnet lock in the form of a cross shaped plastic key
The key is fitted and held in place in the coupling, and when installed it’s fitted in to the lock, and once it’s in the lock part it will not come out, so therefore any jolt, pull, movement dislodges the plastic key from the coupling side and due to its design it will not slot back in so the lock barrel just rotates
To open you have to apply pressure on the shaft towards the left and into the coupling and turn the key in the lock barrel at the same time in a aim to get the coupling to catch the plastic key (take a few minutes) but it opens in the end if this is the fault, (alternatively remove the two bolts that hold the bonnet catch to the bonnet)
Once bonnet open remove the bonnet lock mechanism, then with draw the lock barrel, shaft, coupling, By looking in side you will understand regarding the cross key
Anyway you need to remove one of the catches from the side of the plastic key This way it will fit back in to coupling.
Reassemble
This is a brief description But the cost to me was 45 minutes, £2 for a pack of plastic rivets / screws, and I cached my bumper with the chisel £5 for a touch up stick Total £7. Well worth the time and effort

Posted on Nov 01, 2009

gordanddar
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SOURCE: The pass. side bonnet catch will not release and open the bonnet.

Have someone lift on the bonnet while you pull the release handle.

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

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