Whether it’s to check your car’s fluid levels, change your oil, add windshield washer fluid, or swap your battery, it’s crucial to keep your engine in good conditions. But, it can appear that the bonnet of your Mitsubishi L200 doesn’t want to open, in this instance, what can you do? This is exactly the question we will answer today and help you to get out of this annoying situation. To do so, we are going to see what can be the triggers of a stuck bonnet on your Mitsubishi L200 and then what are the possibilities to solve this issue.
Why is my bonnet stuck on my Mitsubishi L200? What are the possibilities to open my bonnet?
As we revealed before, we will alternately see the reasons for a bonnet stuck on your Mitsubishi L200, and what possibilities you can execute to get your bonnet open and repaired.
Broken Mitsubishi L200 bonnet opening cable
1st case situation. You may not be able to open the bonnet of your Mitsubishi L200 due to the opening cable. In fact, with wear and tear, or because of a malfunction, the cable that goes from your passenger compartment to your engine may fall apart over time or get stuck in the shell that protects it. Even though this is quite rare on newer automobiles, it is not unimaginable that you could be the victim of this issue, specifically when there is excess humidity in the area where you use your Mitsubishi L200. If this is the case, there are couple of solutions available to you and going to your auto mechanic seems to be the most effective and most practical method. You will have to remove the front grille of your Mitsubishi L200 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 Mitsubishi L200, take it off from the passenger compartment and engine compartment side and change it.
How to open the bonnet of my Mitsubishi L200, even if I have a twisted opening lever?
Second possibility which can cause a bonnet stuck on Mitsubishi L200. 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. As time passes, 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 remedy is to use multi-function clamps and in the gap between the bonnet and the grille, grab the rest of the lever or the untwisted part of your lever and pull it with strength. This will open the locked bonnet of your Mitsubishi L200. 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 Mitsubishi L200
Before last justification of a bonnet stuck on Mitsubishi L200, you may encounter a cable that is starting to have some play. Indeed, the bonnet opening system of your car is equipped with a cable that goes from the passenger compartment of your Mitsubishi L200 to the opening locker. This cable may possibly become loose over time. To resolve this issue forever, there is only one method, change the hood opening cable of your Mitsubishi L200. 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 Mitsubishi L200 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 function, you can always try to do as in the case of a broken cable with a pair of clamps. Otherwise go to your service garage.
Bonnet of my Mitsubishi L200 stuck
Finally, the last case is when the bonnet gets stuck when the passenger compartment handle is operated. In this instance, to unlock the hood of your Mitsubishi L200, position somebody at the front of your car. And whoever presses moderately on the bonnet of the Mitsubishi L200, 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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