View Full Version : bonnet/hood catch

01-27-2013, 11:22 AM
after changing my rad yesterday ive gone to check level this morning i cant open the bonnet,is there a way of opening the bonnet??

01-27-2013, 11:37 AM
Did you refit the grille?

If so I think you may need to break it for access.

If you feel around under the slam panel just to the right (facing the van) of centre of bonnet you should be able to feel the a couple of bits of the bonnet mechanism than stick downwards, the left hand one is the bit that moves when you pull the cable so try pushing it to your right (towards the other bit). It will be stiff but if you can move it the bonnet should spring open. I am guessing you forget to reconnect the cable when you put the slam panel back in? Bummer!

I've just checked, I can't reach the moving bit through my grille, I can reach the other bit though so if you have longer/thinner fingers than me you might just get it.

01-27-2013, 11:50 AM
Photos might help:


Now I really have to go out and check mine for oil and water leaks before the rain comes on!

Good luck!

01-27-2013, 12:46 PM
i may be able to prize the grille off as the screws didnt really tighten so probly could be leavered off,i didnt take the cable off the slam ot was still connected,as when u pull the handle u can hear the mechenism moving but its not popping the latch

Aqua Puttana
01-27-2013, 02:10 PM
Some things to try are here. Good luck. vic