Bonnet lock not working properly

Tiny
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  • 2007 FORD FOCUS
  • 2.5L
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  • 90,000 MILES
Replaced a full bonnet lock and latch, everything was fine when bonnet was closed. Now when I put key in turn left it unlocks, but when I turn key right nothing happens.
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Saturday, November 30th, 2019 AT 4:58 AM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Are you able to get it open at all? It sounds like an adjustment issue. When you installed the new latch, did it work properly at first? Was everything properly tightened?

Let me know
Joe
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Sunday, December 1st, 2019 AT 6:52 PM
Tiny
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It was fine when bonnet was closed, still can't open it with wiggling it about.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 2:01 AM
Tiny
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I just need to get it open, to check all the bolts are tight.
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 2:05 AM
Tiny
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Is this a wagon, sedan, or hatch back?
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Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 AT 7:28 PM
Tiny
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If you know the car you okay you will know Focus st don't do wagon or sedan.
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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 AT 12:35 AM
Tiny
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Just need to open the latch, without destroying my front grill, and I don't want to damage the new lock or cable.
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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 AT 1:05 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

I need to determine something. Are you referring to the engine compartment (bonnet) or the trunk area? In the US, the models I mentioned are offered. Additionally, when you say key, in the US that is only in the trunk.

I believe now I understand what you are asking. The key on your vehicle is behind the ford emblem on the front grill. Sorry for the confusion. That is something different than what I see.

When you turn it left it unlocks but the other way, which I believe is the safety latch, doesn't release. Is that correct? Are you able to get between the hood and grill when if first open a small amount?
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Thursday, December 5th, 2019 AT 9:05 PM
Tiny
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Yes, just a small amount.
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Friday, December 6th, 2019 AT 12:13 AM
Tiny
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Is there a way to reach the release using a long thin screwdriver?
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Friday, December 6th, 2019 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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No because I can't see it.
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Friday, December 6th, 2019 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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They never make things easy. LOL Honestly, this may be a job for a body shop. I'm not familiar enough with the design. I'm sorry about that.
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Saturday, December 7th, 2019 AT 8:24 PM
Tiny
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Well there's the problem, as battery is flat now, and as I can't open bonnet the jump start it, I can't take it to a garage, lol. Okay, thanks anyway.
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Saturday, December 7th, 2019 AT 9:34 PM
Tiny
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It sounds like you have the same kind of luck I have. I'm really sorry I couldn't be of more help. If you get a chance, let me know how it works out for you.

Take care,
Joe
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Saturday, December 7th, 2019 AT 11:32 PM
Tiny
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Okay.
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Sunday, December 8th, 2019 AT 12:15 AM
Tiny
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Still no joy opening bonnet, think I mite need to take the grill of again!
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Monday, December 9th, 2019 AT 10:52 AM
Tiny
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Are you able to access the screws to remove it? If so, that would be a good idea.

Joe
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 AT 5:41 PM
Tiny
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Got bonnet open, had to pop the pop in screws between the lights and bonnet, either side, then took the whole front grill of in 1 then opened bonnet. As I have changed it all previously I found the fault. It was the plastic bonnet cable clip that was faulty. Ordered new 1 for a few pounds.
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Friday, December 13th, 2019 AT 8:28 AM
Tiny
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Wow. That was a lot, but I'm glad to hear you got it open. By the way, what you described above will most likely be helpful to someone else, so thanks for letting us know.

Take care and have a good weekend.

Joe
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Friday, December 13th, 2019 AT 6:11 PM
Tiny
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No problem, when taking the front grill of my 07 plate, you don't need to pop all the clips of, only the 2 outside ones, as it's all clipped together you can wriggle it out, although some front grills are different, you will need to check if it's the same standard grill as my own, cheers
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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 AT 4:39 AM
Tiny
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Thanks again. Hope you have a nice holiday season.

Take care,
Joe
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Saturday, December 14th, 2019 AT 6:13 PM

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