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MG MGF Technical - Failed bonnet release.
|Can anyone give me instructions on how to open the bonnet of my MGF without the aid of the boot pull handle which is stuck? Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated as the battery is flat and i cannot get at it to re-charge! Thanks.|
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Publicly doing so would also invite every scallywag to have ago at nicking MGFs or bits from them without being troubled by the alarm system in future!
Try a nearest (ex)MGR dealer with proof of ownership or possibly MGOC or MGCC may help.
|Is the release lever seized, or is it moving its full range but still not releasing the catch? A sticking catch mechanism can sometimes be resoloved by having someone jerk down on the bonnet while the cable is operated, kinda like giving the car CPR...|
Should that not work, there's an understandable reluctance to detail the bypass method on a public forum, however I suspect you may find instructions in the archives.
Publicly doing so would also invite every scallywag to have ago at nicking MGFs or bits from them without being troubled by the alarm system in future!<<
Do you really think that tea leaves depend on forums telling them how to get into peoples cars? Assuming that you have the keys the alarm won't go off. Unfortunately it just a matter of fiddling about with a long screwdriver which can take some time and a lot of luck.
I'm sure the professional crooks will know full well already - however, there are plenty of opportunistic low-lifes around who might decide to try out something they saw on a forum. Just look at the troll postings we see, especially during the school holidays. In the interests of playing safe, I think it would be an idea to move this type of discussion to private emails.
|Opening the bonnet (which ever way you do it) without first cancelling the alarm will set the horns going! Not sure if that would deter the 'low life'!|
That is assuming the battery has enough charge left to make the alarm sound. Still at least the F/TF's alarm is loud enough to be heard, the alarm on my MX5 is very quiet!
|The normal solution does not work if you have aircon (due to the extra radiator) but there is an alternative. So ask the right question first! I now have two cables from the bonnet catch (one as a fail safe).|
Best of luck.
This thread was discussed between 05/03/2009 and 07/03/2009
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