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Front bonnet no longer "latches"

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So I push the front bonnet latch handle forward to allow the latch disc to capture the striker. Then I pull it back to latch it but it no longer has that positive "catch" or snap and just springs back forward and I can still pull the bonnet up by hand. I have explored under the driver side and see nothing interfering. Also checked the mechanisms under the bonnet and can't find anything amiss. I also checked under the passenger side but it is more difficult to see all the points in question. But, nothing has changed under the dash or anything related to this since it last worked. Any ideas? Is the "snap" a result of the "rod bonnet lock" bend getting wrapped around the shaft?


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i had a similar problem some years ago.  Carefully check the plastic end clips where the metal rod links into position, under the dash.  Mine had gone brittle and had broken off.


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