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post #335 of (permalink) Old 28th January 2007
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I have a '98 RXE and have had the experience of the bonnet release catch sticking in the unlock position. I discovered it when I was going to check my washer bottle level. After I had operated the internal unlocking lever I could just lift the bonnet without operating the outside release catch. I think the maintenance required is to regularly lubricate the mechanism so it slides to the locked position when the bonnet is closed. The cause is the ingress of muck from the road gumming it up.
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