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Author: Subject: Help - Ford Mondeo Mk3 Bonnet Catch
stevegough

posted on 20/4/17 at 05:27 PM Reply With Quote
Help - Ford Mondeo Mk3 Bonnet Catch

Its a few years since I've been on LCB....!

But, just asking if anyone has any idea about a fix for a bonnet catch that has stopped working?

It is one of those with the key... insert key, turn to the left and the catch releases.
Then turn to the right it should release the safety catch - but it doesn't.

Any contributions from the knowledgeable LCB brains would be gratefully received!!!

Thanks!





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slingshot2000

posted on 20/4/17 at 05:42 PM Reply With Quote
Had a the exact same problem on my Transit Connect. The key was worn and wouldn't do anything at all at the bonnet, the spare key worked perfectly. (I just had to ransack the house to find it.).

Hope that helps. . . . . .

[Edited on 20/4/17 by slingshot2000]

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gremlin1234

posted on 20/4/17 at 06:28 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by slingshot2000
Had a the exact same problem on my Transit Connect. The key was worn and wouldn't do anything at all at the bonnet, the spare key worked perfectly. (I just had to ransack the house to find it.).

Hope that helps. . . . . .

[Edited on 20/4/17 by slingshot2000]
now is the time to make a duplicate of that spare key, before it wears at all

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rusty nuts

posted on 20/4/17 at 06:31 PM Reply With Quote
Had the same problem on a Transit a few weeks ago , by chance a locksmith we use turned up and opened it in 20 seconds using a tool available from Amazon for less than twenty quid . Google Transit master key tool , it should work on Mondeo's
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stevegough

posted on 20/4/17 at 08:13 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks very much, Slingshot and Mel... My son (its his car) has now tried the spare key - good idea! But to no avail, unfortunately. The dodgy 'lock pick' looks like a possible - and we never thought about using a locksmith.





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BigFaceDave

posted on 20/4/17 at 09:48 PM Reply With Quote
This might help

Ford wiki link

Make sure to read the bit at the bottom as well.

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stevegough

posted on 21/4/17 at 05:13 PM Reply With Quote
Yes, thanks, Dave - we have seen that one, and it might be the way to go.





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gremlin1234

posted on 21/4/17 at 06:46 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by stevegough
Yes, thanks, Dave - we have seen that one, and it might be the way to go.
seeing the vid, I think I would try to use a 'hole saw' to cut a neater hole in the plastic behind the badge. centring it might be a bit of a faff, but probably worth it.

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mccsp

posted on 21/4/17 at 08:22 PM Reply With Quote
We have a focus. At one point we couldn't open bonnet. Issue we had wasn't wear but the lock connection had moved. Struggle to explain. But we were able to take the grill out by cutting the clips that held the grill in to get access then we could open the bonnet. Might be worth googling to see if could work for you. Easier to replace the clips than all the damaged parts in previous posts





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mccsp

posted on 21/4/17 at 08:29 PM Reply With Quote
Problem we had

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/35338-guide-to-fixing-common-focus-bonnet-lock-problem/

We removed grill with bonnet shut by cutting clips, but this may be easier if applicable to the mondeo.





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stevegough

posted on 21/4/17 at 09:10 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks for that link, Mccsp - I've not seen that one, that really is a cracking explanation with pin - sharp photos which are so much more helpful than most of these types of guides. Hope it works.

I will send it to my son and see if it works for him -

Cheers!





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Build start: October 6th 2008.
IVA passed Jan 28th 2011.
First drive Feb 10th 2011.
First show: Stoneleigh 1st/2nd May 2011.
'Used up' first engine may 3rd 2011!
Back on the road with 2nd engine may 24th
First PASA mad drive 26/7/11
Sold to Mike in Methyr Tydvil 19/03/14

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