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Old 10th-October-2013, 17:28
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Default Bonnet won't open

HI, Can anyone tell me how to open the bonnet of a disco TD5 from the out side please, if I pull the handle nowt happens. To be honest since I've had it ot onlt released close to the end of the handle trave so I tink the cable must have stretched... any starters for 10 please.
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Old 10th-October-2013, 17:46
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Default Re: Bonnet won't open

Have an assistant press the bonnet down a little as you pull on the handle. Hopefully that'll take a bit of tension off the latch to enable it to be released.

When you've got it open, degrease the mechanism, lubricate the mechanism with bearing grease whilst your assistant works the handle back and forth.

The safety catch is adjacent to the "V" in the "Land Rover" decal.
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Old 11th-October-2013, 08:48
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Thanks I'll try that this morning..any other advice ?
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Old 11th-October-2013, 11:49
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Right.. got it open, cleaned it up and regreased it and closed it. Still wont open, has anyone any advice on replacing the cable please.... cheers
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Old 11th-October-2013, 14:16
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Default Re: Bonnet won't open

when mine stuck I pulled so hard the T handle snapped in two.

Perhaps u should try readjusting the catch pin.

What advice is there to give in replacing an existing cable like for like?
If you have a problem with the outer part of the cable then u will have to replace it, I didn't so I only replace with new inner complete with the T handle that's a lot easer..
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Old 11th-October-2013, 14:55
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Default Re: Bonnet won't open

Ah, I can see why you mentioned a T handle.. sig now updated to say TD5 :-) ... I cant seem to find just an inner cable..ta
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Old 11th-October-2013, 15:03
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You won't find just an inner cable. You buy the thing as a unit and take it apart.
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Old 12th-January-2014, 12:17
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as an update i've done this now.. fairly straight foreward but had to drill out the 3 rivets that hold a plastic cover underneath the catch oh and had to ease the grill forward too to get access.. I replaced the rivets with self tappers and kind of raw plugs.. took about an hr start to finish
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