Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: West Coast Central Scotland
You should have an inch and a half gap when bonnet released, you push yellow safety catch to the right to release bonnet lid. the lever then spring returns back to initial postion for next time. This is safety feature to stop bonnet flying open if on the move, if primary bonnet catch fails.
Anyway, look into the gap with torch, you need to find the other end of the yellow levers mechanism which is fitted into the underside of the bonnet lid, stopping it opening, and release it from bonnet lid. Either use fingers or a screwdriver to push from the fixing on the underside of bonnet.
Once open: Now you can see what needs repairing, or worst scenario buy a new yellow lever mechanism.
You can live without it for a while, once you get the bonnet open, but do get it fixed or replaced, as it is a safety item.
Last edited by colinJYD; 17-04-19 at 01:51 PM.