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    Default How to open DS bonnet

    After removing and refitting my righthand wing i have forgotten to connect the bonnet release cable
    Closed the bonnet and now of course i cant open that side, what to do?

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    Push on the catch from the front with a long screwdriver or rod with a slight bend in it. You need to push on the lip that contains the hole that the release cable end fitting sits in.

    Most of us have had to do it at some stage.

    Roger
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    Thanks Roger, bent bent up a rod and found from the other side where to put it bonnet now open.
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    I made one up from the drawing of special tools in the back of one of the manuals. It even has a nice old wooden handle. It lives in the roof rail above the dash. And yes it has been used at least once since added.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    I made one up from the drawing of special tools in the back of one of the manuals. It even has a nice old wooden handle. It lives in the roof rail above the dash. And yes it has been used at least once since added.
    That's the nice thing about hydro-pneumatic cits - any tool left in an odd place doesn't rattle!

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    That's a good place to carry spare hydraulic pipes too, and I know people with BVM Dees who carry a spare clutch cable there.

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    I made first one out of 3mm steel not strong enough found some 5mm stainless at work did the job

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    I've made this tool for the CX too. Must make a note to print out the "how to use" page from the workshop manual......
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    I made a tool from a roller paint brush handle. It sits in the inside roof sill alongside a spare clutch cable. I had forgotten about both until this thread!

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I've made this tool for the CX too. Must make a note to print out the "how to use" page from the workshop manual......
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