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How to open Fiat Punto bonnet if catch wont work

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Anyone any idea how to get the bonnet open if the inside catch wont open it?

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Try using the inside lever again, at the same time, ask someone to put a bit of weight on the bonnet where the catch mechanism is. Might just do it.

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Can't you leave it out in the rain an wait for the bodywork to dissolve?

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Can't you leave it out in the rain an wait for the bodywork to dissolve?

 

:D

 

Could you poke a screwdriver through the grill and open the catch ?

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gonna try to push on the bonnet and get the mrs to pull the catch lever.lol if that fails its the garage

 

---------- Post added 04-01-2013 at 22:20 ----------

 

pushing the bonnet at same time as trying the catch has done the trick for now anyway:)

Edited by southcoast

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If the pushing on the bonnet does not work try pulling the whole cable either from the back of the release handle or better still from inside the grill using something with a hooked end like a coat hanger.

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If the pushing on the bonnet does not work try pulling the whole cable either from the back of the release handle or better still from inside the grill using something with a hooked end like a coat hanger.

 

Thanks,pushing on the bonnet has done the trick but I think it will happen again,will try pulling on the cable as getting to it from the grill is very awkward.

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Once open you should be able to adjust the cable length, either from the lever or catch end. The problem is that the cables stretch with use. Also slap a load of grease onto the catch and release grips, will make it much easier next time

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Once open you should be able to adjust the cable length, either from the lever or catch end. The problem is that the cables stretch with use. Also slap a load of grease onto the catch and release grips, will make it much easier next time

 

 

cheers ,have put some wd40 on it but will put some grease on it,couldnt find the cable but will try again.

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I dont know the Punto specifically but you should find there is either a clamp that the cable goes through that you can slacken and move the cable in, or there may be a post the cable is wound round on the lever end.

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I dont know the Punto specifically but you should find there is either a clamp that the cable goes through that you can slacken and move the cable in, or there may be a post the cable is wound round on the lever end.

 

cheers will take a look in the morning.

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