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Post  kevinwaynewilliams on Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:26 pm

The bonnet latch has been a major problem recently, with the bonnet popping while driving. I thought I finally had it adjusted, but now, with the Riley being my only running car, he's got a starter problem and the bonnet won't open for me to have a look. I have forced the release cable over with a screwdriver, so I'm certain that it's not just slack in the cable preventing the release from operating. I've removed the left side grille, and I can get a screwdriver in the slot on the pin to try and loosen it, but I just can't get enough force on it to turn it. Any suggestions that don't involved damaging the front grille?

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Post  kevinwaynewilliams on Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:45 pm

Managed it just as I was about to give up.

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Post  Red Riley on Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:06 am

Glad you got it open! The last time that happened to me was the last time. I ripped out the old sliding bar pin catch thing and put in a late model style remote release. Works way better now.

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:50 am

been there, seen it, done that - always easier when you've got long arms and thin fingers! glad you got it sorted Very Happy
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