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Gallagher99, Senior Vehicle Technician
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I have locked the ignition key of my 54 reg in the bonnet compartment.

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I have locked the ignition key of my 54 reg in the bonnet compartment. I only have one key.
How do I open the bonnet to get the key out?
Keith.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
Hi there ,Keith good Morning to you sorry for the deleted response
Ok the ONLY way to access the bonnet without the key is to remove the 2 x 10 mm volts from the bonnet latch from underneath the vehicle
This is quite tight on the focus
with both the engine undershields dropped down remove the 4 x10 mm bolts that secure radiator bracket remove/drop the radiator downward this gives you more room to acess the latch bolts
And using a light look upward and you will see the 2x10 mm bolts that hold the latch to the body
What you need to do I'd remove these 2 bolts then using a suitable lever /screwdriver lever the latch out of its locating pegs and push the bonnet up
The bonnet will come up with the latch locked on to it
This is the only way of getting round this issue
This can be a tight job to do )removing the latch bolts as there is limited room
I personally use a ratchet spanner to remove them
Or a very small quarter drive ratchet and 10 mm socket
if you need anymore help or advice on this issue please let me know
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kind regards ***** ***** and have a nice day
Brian
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