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Bonnet release not working

Post by Nbev » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:25 am

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My bonnet release has stopped working. Took the plastics off inside and all looks fine in there so its obv something nearer the bonnet. Is this a common fault and is there a way that i can fix it asap as I need to top up with adblue asap...

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Bonnet release not working

Post by Bigg83 » Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:38 am

Bonnet cable is not one single cable should split in half just past the headlight,maybe loose from there or else maybe cables fraid along the line somewhere.

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Re: Bonnet release not working

Post by maxx007at » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:01 am

There is a coupling point in your engine bay that sometimes fails. Or the release/catch itself maybe the cause.

Either way, if the inside looks good, confirm it by pulling the cable with a tool and see if it works, if it doesn’t, it’s inside the engine bay, if it does, the handle inside is the problem.
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Bonnet release not working

Post by the swan fiend » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:14 am

Hi mate. As said, the coupling in the engine bay is known to come apart. I think people end up removing the wheelarch liner and getting to the cable that way. When you sort it, put a few cable ties around your coupling like in the picture below. Image
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Re: Bonnet release not working

Post by Doc » Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:21 am

Yep, I did a topic on it in the servicing and maintenance section of the forum.
www.caddy2k.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=31170
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Re: Bonnet release not working

Post by Nbev » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:31 am

Thanks for the replies, I did take the wheel arch but couldn’t locate where the coupling bit is.

I can’t access that post so can’t see the topic on how you did it.

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Bonnet release not working

Post by C Chis » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:11 am

Okay, mine looks totally different...
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So, I’m assuming I don’t need to cable tie it?


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Re: Bonnet release not working

Post by Doc » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:16 am

Looks like a 2004-2010 style?
If so, you should be ok without reinforcement.
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Re: Bonnet release not working

Post by C Chis » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:16 am

Cheers, yeah 2010 caddy.


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