Whether it’s to check your car’s fluid levels, change your oil, add windshield washer fluid, or swap your auto battery, it’s crucial to keep your engine in good conditions. But, it can happen that the bonnet of your Genesis G80 doesn’t want to open, in such a case, what can you do? This is precisely the concern we will answer today and help you get out of this annoying position. To accomplish this, we are going to see what can be the triggers of a stuck bonnet on your Genesis G80 and then what are the solutions to cure this problem.
Why is my bonnet stuck on my Genesis G80? What are the solutions to open my bonnet?
As we described previously, we will alternately see the explanations for a bonnet stuck on your Genesis G80, and what solutions you can execute to get your bonnet open and repaired.
Broken Genesis G80 bonnet opening cable
1st case scenario. You may not be able to open the bonnet of your Genesis G80 resulting from the opening cable. In fact, with wear and tear, or due to a failure, the cable that goes from your passenger compartment to your bonnet may crumble as time passes or get stuck in the shell that protects it. Even though this is quite infrequent on newer automobiles, it is not inconceivable that you could be the victim of this problem, especially when there is excessive humidity in the region where you use your Genesis G80. If this is the case, there are couple of solutions existing to you and going to your motor mechanic appears to be the easiest and most practical strategy. You will have to remove the front grille of your Genesis G80 to gain access to the lock on your stuck bonnet. Using a large flat screwdriver you will be able to open your car’s bonnet lock by exerting a force on the lock to release it from the spring. Once open, you can try to identify the broken part of the bonnet cable of your Genesis G80, remove it from the passenger compartment and engine compartment side and swap it.
How to open the bonnet of my Genesis G80, regardless if I have a twisted opening lever?
Second possibility which can cause a bonnet stuck on Genesis G80. It is this time at the level of the secondary lever which is used to complete the procedure of opening the cover of your car. After some time, this lever may break or twist, and thus prevent you from completing the opening of your engine compartment. You should still be able to unlock the bonnet from inside your car, but not fully open it. In this scenario, a solution is to use multi-function clamps and in the gap between the hood and the grille, grab the rest of the lever or the untwisted portion of your lever and pull it with force. This will open the locked hood of your Genesis G80. Then if it is twisted, try to straighten it with your pliers. Or swap it with a new one.
Play in the cable to open the stuck bonnet of your Genesis G80
Before last cause of a bonnet stuck on Genesis G80, you may be victim of a cable that is starting to have some play. Indeed, the bonnet opening mechanism of your car is equipped with a cable that goes from the passenger compartment of your Genesis G80 to the opening locker. This cable might become loose as time passes. To resolve this problem permanently, there is only one option, replace the hood opening cable of your Genesis G80. However, you will need a one-off solution in order to be able to open the cover of your car, you will have to request a friend or relative to help you. Position the person at the front of your Genesis G80 who holds the lever down as if they wanted to finish opening the bonnet. And position yourself in the passenger compartment to pull the hood release handle on your car. If this doesn’t work, you can always try to do as in the case of a broken cable with a pair of clamps. Otherwise go to your garage.
Bonnet of my Genesis G80 stuck
Finally, the last circumstance is when the bonnet gets stuck when the passenger compartment handle is operated. In such a case, to unlock the hood of your Genesis G80, position somebody at the front of your motor vehicle. And whoever presses moderately on the bonnet of the Genesis G80, it will have the consequence of releasing some play so that the lock will be unlocked when you activate the interior handle.
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