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Re: Access to Engine bay

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can't you get a few neighbours to help 'bounce' car sideways ?
(put a couple of old blankets over the wings in case their a bit over enthusiastic !)



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can't you get a few neighbours to help 'bounce' car sideways ?
I thought about this, then thought about neighbours I have known; no, wouldn't let them near it.


In my current situation my most immediate neighbours are all old ladies (+1 singular husband) so again no.

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can't you get a few neighbours to help 'bounce' car sideways ?
(put a couple of old blankets over the wings in case their a bit over enthusiastic !)



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can't you get a few neighbours to help 'bounce' car sideways ?
I thought about this, then thought about neighbours I have known; no, wouldn't let them near it.


In my current situation my most immediate neighbours are all old ladies (+1 singular husband) so again no.

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The kind of neighbours I have, they will probably complain about broken nails if I got them to do this. :-D they are mainly elderly.
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This is desperate times only, if you have no other option,, but a lot cheaper than a window, and the grill can be glued back in


Go to the front of the car, passengers side , pull the plastic grill off, it looks like this



Now have a look through/inside, you are after this part of the catch, its marked with a yellow mark, ,,
This is down to feel, more than looking


you will need a piece of welding rob type metal, around 12 inches in length , put an 1/2 inch bend in it,
From this bend, around 3 inches put another 90 % bend in it, it looks something like this, this half inch bend, will just go into the hole, and then just pull on the metal rod and your bonnet will come up,, you will have to mess about to get the bends ,but it is something like I have tried to draw...
Sorry I throw these rods away once I have used them, yes have done a few,
but only need to do this on the diesel engines, the petrol engines, there is enough room to put an external power supply to the alternator, the large red lead coming off the back of the alternator, jump(power) lead on here, and the black jump lead to the engine block
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As Ours2012 has pointed out, you can open the bonnet from the front. I had to do it when my car battery died and the emergency lock didn't work. It is a pretty tricky manoeuvre but with patience it can be done. Attach to the hole Ours has marked in yellow is the wire that runs from the bonnet latch to the latch in the footwell, this is easier to hook around, it is only exposed for 5cm or so after the bonnet latch before it is surrounded by the cable taking it to the latch in the footwell. You need to hook it here because you cant pull it once it is in the cable. It does need a good bit of force to pull it so a strong piece of wire is needed.

I'll look to see if I have any pics from when I did it on my car!
Ours2012 and Heather Thank you for above!

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I will try to access the bonnet latch as you suggest. My car is a petrol but I am not too confident with electricals so not sure how I feel about connecting to the alternator. If I do how do I find the earth on the car?

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