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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 13-08-2007, 13:18 Thread Starter
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Can't open bonnet

I have a problem with my bonnet release. The small lever down the right hand side of the driver is not flush and tight (like it used to be) but is loose (and has no effect when pulled). The bonnet is closed tight and I have no idea how to get it open. This happened a few months back after my last service so I took it back and they sorted it (I'm not sure what they done though). Can anyone tell me how to open the bonnet and/or what is causing this problem.

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Edit: It's a Rover 75 Conn 2.0D

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 13-08-2007, 14:24
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Sounds like the cable has come detached from the handle.
Pull off the cover in withe the handle sits and check the mech, only takes 5 mins.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 14-08-2007, 01:34
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Bonnet pull

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After opening bonnet :-
The common problem lies in the 'one into two junction box attached to the offside wing under the bonnet. There is a slide block that the 3 cable nipples slot into inside the casing.
Re-insert dislodged cable nipple, then make sure the slide block is replaced inside the casing with the '3 nipple side of the slider' facing the case, not the wing. Lubricate and replace.
Oh yes, the case is detached by pressing in centre, top & bottom, to release the clips that pass through holes in the wing
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 14-08-2007, 15:58
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Bonnet release

Hi Mark,
I've sent a private message - if you reply I can send the details.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 26-08-2007, 10:31
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Originally Posted by clevertrevor View Post
Hi Mark,
I've sent a private message - if you reply I can send the details.

Hi Trevor

New member, same car same problem can you help me also

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 14:49
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Hi Trevor

New member, same car same problem can you help me also

Same problem for me. Rover 600 can't open bonnet, can you help....Please!
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 14:52
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You have to respect that it looks a bit dodgy, new members asking for details to open the bonnet!

It seems like the ZT/75 has a common problem with bonnet releases!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-12-2007, 20:53
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Mark, I had exactly the same problem in Aug just after I bought the 75. The pull lever was slack and the bonnet would not open.It was sugested that the front grill might have to be destroyed to gain access to the two locking plungers to release it. However with one man pushing up and down on the bonnet while I operated the lever the bonnet sprung open. the problem was the plastic housing under the bonnet where the pull cable joins the two cables that operate the locking plungers. the housing is too flexible for the job and the pull cable almost comes out of its location. I used a small bridge piece ,held on by self tapping screws, across the open U section. This made the unit more rigid and I have had no further trouble. However if you cant get the bonnet open to do the repair you may need a body shop, wilson21.
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