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D2P 1K1823509E Engine Bonnet Hood Catch Latch Lock Replacement For VW Golf V Mk5 Jetta Mk3

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The bonnet lock screws are T27 in size, although I didn't have mine, so I used a T25 bit which worked fine. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund. Unfortunately the car battery is now flat and we cant get the bonnet opened to jump start it or replace it.

So I took it off again and went back to using the claw and then greased the latch up (especially when the clip is in the locked position - you can get down in the back of it with WD40 and grease). I had to drill a series of small holes around the 3rd and final Torx screw located within the black plastic in the front grill. As stated, I didn't know where this lever was, so had to remove the catch body completely by removal of the third bolt.However, I do live in the worst place for cars in the UK - they salt roads for well over 6 months of the year up here.

Read more about the condition New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is applicable). Most of our parts are supplied with a minimum 2 year warranty extending up to 4 years for selected brands. The latch gradually got easier to release and eventually it wasn't necessary to press down on the clip with the screw driver. Unscrew the three T27 torx bolts holding the bonnet latch mechanism in place noting each bolt's position. The cable close to where it meets the latch is fixed inside a rigid plastic part, I suspect this may be where I'm going wrong - should this be attached to the catch or to the car in some way?

Having said that, if you have removed the first two bolts and loosen the third, the catch body will slightly lift out of its location slightly (rotating around the third bolt) If you know where to go on the catch body, you might be able to get a screwdriver (or some bent bit of metal) in to manually pull the release lever down and release the fish-hook catch. I thought this may have been more due to not refitting the lock correctly but I didn’t want to take any chances. Its definitely worth spending some time in getting the old latch going before you go out and spend the money on a new one.

Take the mechanism off and clean it, soak it overnight in paraffin or diesel then clean it with a wire brush. i just got someone to pull the open bonnet leaver repeatedly while i tried pushing and pulling on the bonnet and it soon popped open . However, (so stupidly in my opinion), VW have not made this hole large enough to completely remove the bolt!I remember a few years ago looking at an Astra in a dealers; there was a new bonnet cable on the passenger seat. Fairly simple mechanism which is spring loaded and is released in a similar fashion to how brake levers on a bicycle operate. I have pulled the lever in the cabin of the vehicle and pulled the tab but the bonnet is not releasing.

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