User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: Bonnet Stuck !!

  1. #1
    Regular Member jimbojetset's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Stoke on Trent
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Bonnet Stuck !!

    Of all the times to have my bonnet stuck shut!!! on a positive note I now know my washer bottle sensor works

    I've trawled the forums and got some useful ideas but most involve destroying the front and/or bottom grilles which I'm loathe to do... and I've tried various combinations of tugging the handle/cable and smacking/bouncing & tugging the bonnet with no luck... so does anyone have any 'non-destructive' options I could try...?

  2. #2
    Regular Member Graham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Macclesfield
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    try vx garage. they might have an idea you not thought off.

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    scotland
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    try vx garage. they might have an idea you not thought off.
    Yes, quite, my vx local garage would suggest a part exchange upgrade.

  4. #4
    Regular Member Vectralicker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Fife - unfortunately
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    My vec used to do this, it may work

    Try pulling the lever in the car, whilst banging top right corner of bonnet or have a mate do it

    "pop" that used to get mine open

  5. #5
    Regular Member ChrisBilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    The Rift, Cardiff
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Mines doing it too all the time at the moment. I stuff a cloth behind the lever to hold it open then go round and lift.

  6. #6
    Regular Member byebyeitsagsi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Glasgow
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    The cable may have strecthed, pull the lever enough to get a pair of pliers onto the cable behind it and gently pull the cable until it (hopefully) pops

  7. #7
    Full Member GazVXLINE170's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Scotland
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Vectralicker View Post
    My vec used to do this, it may work

    Try pulling the lever in the car, whilst banging top right corner of bonnet or have a mate do it

    "pop" that used to get mine open
    I don't think I like those instructions.

    Gazza4
    Insignia VX-Line Nav CDTI 170.

  8. #8
    Regular Member Das's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Here
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    23 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    This is very easy to fix too, you just need to adjust the tension on the cable, unfortunately the adjustment is on the slam panel under the bonnet. Get someone to gently push down the centre of the front of the bonnet where the catch is whilst you pull the bonnet release handle. Go gentle on the bonnet as Aluminium does not pop back like steel does.

  9. #9
    Ex RO - East Region soulman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    VOTING UKIP IN AVELEY
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    when you finally get it open ...........you need to lubricate the HOLE !!!!!!!!!!!

  10. #10
    Regular Member chrisschild's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    StatsVehicle Info
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I have the same problem, except I think the cable has come of completly

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Released me stuck bonnet
    By markmac21 in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15th September 2016, 04:05
  2. HELP! Bonnet Stuck
    By Danwells72 in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12th April 2012, 19:34
  3. bonnet stuck
    By hippo in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 20th May 2011, 06:51
  4. Bonnet Stuck
    By suj786 in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 56
    Last Post: 16th May 2011, 21:07
  5. bonnet stuck
    By old cruiser in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 14th February 2009, 21:21

Visitors found this page by searching for:

vectra c bonnet wont open

signum bonnet wont open

bonnet stuck on vectra c

wauxhall vectra owner club bonnet problemsvectra c bonnet problemsvectra c bonnet forumvectra c bonnetvectra bonnet stuckbonnet stuck vectra cbonnet wont open on vectra cvauxhall vectra 2006 bonnet wont openvauxhall vectra bonnet wont open

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •