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I have a Ford Focus 2007, and I'm not able to get the key to

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I have a Ford Focus 2007, and I'm not able to get the key to work to open the bonnet.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 2 years ago.
Hi there ,good evening to you
NOTE : you do Not Need to destroy The grill Or any other parts to open The bonnet as most people start cutting the grill away etc
Ok the fault lies with a broken bonnet release rod /clip
This rod is Attached to the bonnet latch and activates the latch when the key is turned
The end part of the rod breaks between the rod and the latch
The first thing to try before going any further is to see if the bonnet opens if you push the key inward and attempt to open it and also using your fingers pull the bonnet upward so pressure is applied to the latch
This sometimes works
If you still cannot get the bonnet open then the ONLY way to access it open it is to remove the 2 x 10 mm bolts from the bonnet latch from underneath the vehicle and lever the latch out of its securing pegs
This is quite tight on the focus /c-max depending on the engine Varient but manageable
You will need the undershield dropped down remove and then remove the 4 x10 mm bolts that secure radiator bracket remove/drop the radiator /fan downward this gives you more room to acess the latch bolts /crash panel
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 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 socket
Once removed the new part can be installed
This comes as a lock kit (you can just swap the old lock Into the new rod assembly
As building these locks isn't straight forward
if you need anymore help or advice on this issue please let me know
if you are completley satisfied with my answer /advice
kind regards ***** ***** and have a nice evening
I hope you will be completley satisfied with my answer /advice
As customer satisfaction is priority