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    confused Bonnet sticking

    Hi people when I pull the bonnet relese leaver the bonnet pops up but not all the way, so I have to wedge the leaver up then I can pull the bonnet up? Is the spring on it's way out?
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    Could be the release cable stretched. Might be a good idea to look at a new one, as I'm not sure the cable is adjustable. According to post #7 on This Thread it's about £15 for the cable assembly.

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    thanks for posting this i have the same problem lol

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    Ok thankyou, but what I don't get is that it pops up when I pull the leaver but when I let go it's almost like it drops down again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by booker413 View Post
    Ok thankyou, but what I don't get is that it pops up when I pull the leaver but when I let go it's almost like it drops down again?
    Could be a dodgy catch then. Try getting someone to pull the lever with the bonnet open so you can see how the catch behaves. It should pop back, and the bonnet should rest on the catch, so you can get your hand underneath to open it fully.

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    Maybe the catch needs lubricated to free it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapala View Post
    Maybe the catch needs lubricated to free it off
    True. WD40 is your friend lol

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    try a bit of lube in your hole ..........................if you excuse the terminology ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulman View Post
    try a bit of lube in your hole ..........................if you excuse the terminology ...
    lol very eloquently put

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