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    Just as a point of interest; I changed my pollen filter yesterday and would normally be a job done in seconds, however took me about 30 mins, Damn bonnet wouldn't open anyway after pushing down on the bonnet god knows how many times, lever in the car worked and managed to open bonnet and found the catch on front panel and on bonnet had got quite coroded etc so a good grease up seems to have sorted it, have noticed however, that when pulling lever (just under the bonnet) still need to give the bonnet a bit of a tug to get it up!! (ooh er misses) but always seemed to be like this for some reason ever since I've had the car, anyway at least it pops up now from lever in the car, so moral of the story is, check your bonnet catches guys before it jams as mine did!!
    Cheers Pete

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    Wise words and a good heads up, amazing what siezes up without lube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hs2300 View Post
    Wise words and a good heads up, amazing what siezes up without lube.
    Absolutely mate, last time I checked it was not long after I bought the car back in July last year and was greased up ok, but forgot all about checking it again, especially with all this weather we've been having, basically the old grease had gone hard.
    Cheers Pete

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    Jesus i could'nt run about without washer fluid for that long lol.

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    Certainly good advice. Mine wouldn't open at all and had to destroy the front grill to eventually get the bonnet open.

    I actually sliced my finger open and ended up in A&E doing it....so yeah...very good advice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JusSRi View Post
    Certainly good advice. Mine wouldn't open at all and had to destroy the front grill to eventually get the bonnet open.

    I actually sliced my finger open and ended up in A&E doing it....so yeah...very good advice!!
    To be honest mate I thought I was going to have to do the same, but kept persevering with sharp pushes on the bonnet (trying to shock it into working!!), then pulling the lever in the car after each sharp push and eventually it released, what a relief that was !!
    Cheers Pete

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