Whether it’s to check your car’s fluid levels, do the service, add windshield washer fluid, or change your car battery, it’s important to maintain your engine in good conditions. Nevertheless, it can appear that the bonnet of your Infiniti QX80 doesn’t want to open, in this instance, what are your options? This is precisely the question we will answer today and help you get out of this frustrating position. To do this, we are going to see what can be the causes of a stuck bonnet on your Infiniti QX80 and then what are the possibilities to cure this trouble.
Why is my bonnet stuck on my Infiniti QX80? What are the possibilities to open my bonnet?
As we described before, we will alternately see the causes for a bonnet stuck on your Infiniti QX80, and what possibilities are available to you to get your bonnet open and repaired.
Broken Infiniti QX80 bonnet opening cable
First case scenario. You may not be able to open the bonnet of your Infiniti QX80 due to the opening cable. Indeed, with wear and tear, or because of a malfunction, the cable that goes from your passenger compartment to your engine may crumble with time or get stuck in the shell that protects it. Although this is quite uncommon on newer cars, it is not improbable that you could be the victim of this trouble, especially when there is excessive humidity in the location where you use your Infiniti QX80. If this is the case, there are couple of solutions existing to you and going to your auto technician appears to be the most simple and most practical approach. You will have to take out the front grille of your Infiniti QX80 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 find out the broken part of the bonnet cable of your Infiniti QX80, take it off from the passenger compartment and engine compartment side and change it.
How to open the bonnet of my Infiniti QX80, regardless if I have a twisted opening lever?
Second possibility which can provoke a bonnet stuck on Infiniti QX80. It is this time at the level of the secondary lever which is used to finish the action of opening the cover of your car. Over 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 situation, a remedy 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 Infiniti QX80. Then if it is twisted, try to straighten it with your pliers. Or change it with a new one.
Play in the cable to open the stuck bonnet of your Infiniti QX80
Before last trigger of a bonnet stuck on Infiniti QX80, you may encounter a cable that is starting to have some play. In fact, the bonnet opening system of your car is equipped with a cable that goes from the passenger compartment of your Infiniti QX80 to the opening locker. This cable may become loose with time. To resolve this trouble completely, there is only one option, change the hood opening cable of your Infiniti QX80. 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 someone to help you. Position the person at the front of your Infiniti QX80 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 mechanic.
Bonnet of my Infiniti QX80 stuck
Finally, the last case is when the bonnet gets stuck when the passenger compartment handle is operated. In such a case, to unlock the hood of your Infiniti QX80, position somebody at the front of your car. And whoever presses moderately on the bonnet of the Infiniti QX80, it will have the consequence of releasing some play so that the lock will be unlocked when you activate the interior handle.
If you have any additional questions about the Infiniti QX80, do not hesitate to consult our Infiniti QX80 category.