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Bonnet catch will not engage - 2003 Volvo V40

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Had the same problem today. First I thaught the catch had slipped out or the spring that connects onto the catch had let go. I was fumblng about for ages, poking around with a screwdriver. Anyway simple answer (if you're sure no cable has broken) oil, Oil, OIL! Spray lots of oil. Push and pull the catch lever under the bonnect. Push and pull the latch which is inside the car. Click the bonnect shut. Open from the latch inside again. Repeat it a few times. Just get all the moving parts, well........ MOVING! with lotsa spray oil. This is particularly the case if you drive lots of miles and like mine ur car is dirty (5 quid for a hand car wash doesnt seem that bad now). If nothings bust it will open (and let me tell u when it does, you'll feel so damned relieved). if that doesnt do it take it to a mechanic cos u'll just frustrate urself and brake something. Good luck

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Posted on Feb 27, 2009

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