Question about 2000 Ford Focus
The lock is broke, couldnt get key to turn the mechanism, used wd40 then the pins dropped, couldnt get key in lock, told to drill lock out, now I have no barrel and still cant see how to open bonnet. Any help please
Stuck lock, bonnet won’t open ,,,
You do not need to drill holes in the grill or pay ford £200+
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
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.
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
Hi i have mondeo on a 51 plate... the hood (bonnet) lock stopped working... i had to buy whole new lock from ford £40... drilled old one out not a problem but now i cant put lock kit togerther.. i have worked out all but the little round bits and spacers...
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
Many many thanks for the help here,my battery was flat so i couldnt get to a garage if i wanted to..i tried drilling out bolts but not having decent drill ended up sawing the bolts off..i had to cut the grill including badge out but have friend who can plastic weld it back..screwdriver trick opened bonnet and i could replace battery...
Posted on May 10, 2011
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