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    Default 405 bonnet-wont open...Hints??

    The latch at the front of the car has lost the wire from it so when you pull the bonnet release handle from inside...nothing happens. Thus i cant open the bonnet now to insert the little wire joey into the pull open handle.
    Any ideas on how to fix this??

    Cheers for any help on this as it has got me stumped. JR

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    Any access from the underside? Or can you take out the grille and/or headlights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell
    Any access from the underside? Or can you take out the grille and/or headlights?

    the radiator would be sitting too close to the bonnet latch to get any access to it from underneath the car and even then there will be the A/C condensor mounted in front of it anyway to make things even harder

    as far as headlights or the grille in concerned if it is like the 306 then the bonnet needs to be open to remove these

    i went out and had a look at the 306 earlier when i read this post and i was trying to work out if there was another way even through the grille but the radiator support panel and thermo fans are in the way as well

    if i get a chance tomorrow i'll have a look at the parts manual CD"s to see what is and isn't there to see if there is a way around not having the cable attached but at the moment it seems to be a PITA situation
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    Maybe a case for designing special tool No. 23785674-94-81B then?

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    JR, I'll have a good look at mine today and try to work something out for you. Obviously easier when you can open the bonnet to devise a way. I hope...


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    here is a pic of the front end to maybe help out a bit
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    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x '98 306 GTi6

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0


    WTD long range fuel tank for 605

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    Any chance of changing that from a Word document to a picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell
    Any chance of changing that from a Word document to a picture?

    can't you open it ?

    i could convert it if need be

    i'd have to convert the .doc to pdf then copy the pic in pdf and save as bmp then open the bmp to convert it to jpg and then resize if need be to host it then place it back in here

    let me know if you can't open the .doc and i'll convert it
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x '98 306 GTi6

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0


    WTD long range fuel tank for 605

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    Send it to yourself in an e.mail (ie copy and paste to the body of the e.mail... not as an attachment) and then copy and paste...

    This machine doesn't have Word on it.

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    converted for those who don't have word

    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x '98 306 GTi6

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0


    WTD long range fuel tank for 605

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    You did a screen capture, right?

    Looks like a wire bent to hook onto that little lever on the bottom would do the job...

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    Shouldn't really be a big problem; it looks exactly like the one on a CX and Brad's had a busted cable for years.
    He got an extra long phillips head screwdriver (about 600mm+ long) and from the drivers side, go in through the bars of the grille as high as you can.
    Sit the point of the driver against the hole that the cable used to pass through or against the nipple if it's still there, check that it's sitting there securely and then give the handle of the driver a short sharp hit with the palm of the hand.
    Remember, it has to be pushing in such a direction that it is putting tension onto the return spring so you have to both trigger the catch and place strain on the return spring at the same time.
    He had it down to such a fine art he could access faster than I could with the handle.
    Most important to use a spotlight to locate things so you know exactly what you are about to hit as there are plenty of other things that can be mistaken for the lever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Bell
    You did a screen capture, right?

    Looks like a wire bent to hook onto that little lever on the bottom would do the job...

    it's exactly the way it is in the .doc

    yes it is a screen capture then converted as i stated above

    anyway to get wire to it is going to be the hard thing to do

    i think the way Alan has described is about the best method as there are a few things in the way just like in the 306
    3 x '78 604 SL

    1 x '98 306 GTi6

    1 x secret project

    1 x '98 406 STDT troop carrier and i don't care if it stinks, i don't sniff it's arse Death by wank tank

    1 x '99 406SV 5spd wagon, time to burn more fuel

    1 x 1994 605 SV3.0


    WTD long range fuel tank for 605

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    All you have to remember is to try & keep the driver as close as possible to parrallel to the radiator; it's impossible to get parrallel but as near as you can.
    Meant to mention that on the previous posting, but I not very well today!! Biiiiiig night last night.

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    Had a look at mine. It's bloody hard to do. The only way I could get it was with a very long thin screwdriver through the bottom grille slat on the driver's side of the badge, angled at about 45 degrees upwards and towards the passenger side. You catch the bottom of the lever. It needs a fair push though, and I could only get it to work once. Remember to cover the screwdriver with electrical tape to stop damage to the grille paint. Oh, the bottom grille slat allows more angle on the screwdriver...

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    Cheers for all those handy hints guys...i'll give it a go. JR
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