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The hood/bonnet on our toyota vitz (echo) is somehow jammed - so it won't close properly now. The latch isn't catching the hook on the underside of the hood. Any suggestions?

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Hello There

In short no there isn't, however it's most likely your plastic release lever is broken and not the metal cable, you need to open the cover over the release lever, there will be a cable you can pull using a gripper and it will release the bonnet, you can easily replace the plastic llever and it's reletively cheap.

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Posted on May 20, 2009

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Hopefully the cable has not snapped. Have someone else lean on the bonnet a little. (Not too much or you will dent it) Try and operate the catch while they are leaning and releasing. Or sometimes dust can accumulate on the catch. Perhaps you can spray under the bonnet with a can of WD40 and hit the catch. Try the above trick again after you have sprayed it. Once you get it open find the cause before you close it again :)

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Toyota vitz

check the level in your gear box.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

t955i
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SOURCE: hood (bonnet) latch is not releasing on passenger

sounds like you have a broken cable. Go to the front and using a screwdriver release the catch through the grill.

Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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I also have the same problem with a 2007 ford focus. I have been informed that it is a common problem and that the barrel needs to be changed. I believe it is necessary to open the bonnet by trying to remove the panel/ covers from under the front bumper. I managed to get the panel off by removing about 8 screws but I was still unable to open the bonnet.
If you have any luck, would you please respond.

Posted on Jan 25, 2010

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I have seen instances like this and it was the cable that leads from the hood release latch to the lever that operates the bonnet that is worn out. If it's 2001 or older crv, try pushing the latch forward while having someone moving the bonnet in an open and close motion. If it's a 2002 or later model....makes sure the release latch it in the pull position the have someone try to yank open the bonnet....it's better to repair a bent hook/lever than to cut the entire bonnet off.

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It depends on the actual problem. A body shop may be able to use a tool to go down thru the window sill to unlock the latch. If the latch is damaged, you may have to cut into the door to remove it.

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I would suggest testing the hood release cable before doing anything else. It's an easy test and it only takes a minute. Enlist the help of a second person to pull the hood release lever while you look at the hood latch. When your helper pull on the release, you should see the cable pull part of the hood latch. When they let go, that part should swing back to its prior position. Using a long-shafted screwdriver, see whether you can "help" that moving part move any further on its return path. If you can push the latch any significant amount, it's not returning all the way to its proper position, and your hood release cable is probably binding.
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I would say that it could get stuck if the hood is dropped skew and the latch by-passes its hook. Then excess force would be applied to release it and this could, if it releases suddenly, catch on the grille of the car and damage the decorative strips.

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Driving manual for Toyota Vitz model 2000 fully automatic


The name "Toyota Vitz" has been used consistently in Japan, with most international markets receiving the same vehicle under the Toyota Yaris name, or formerly as the Toyota Echo in some markets for the first generation.

Then, I just could send this link:
- 2000 - 2002 Toyota Echo Service Manual (Pass: pdftown.com )
- 2007 Toyota Yaris Factory Repair Manuals

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Hi just got 1998 trooper but just noticed the bonnet not shutting properly. it is catching the hook but isn't closed all the way. any suggestions?


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