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Old 01-21-2019, 06:28 AM
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Can anyone advise if I need to change a fuse or something... basically, my boot/trunk button in the glove box does nothing, and the trigger to open the bonnet also does nothing.
Anyone know the problem?
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:25 AM
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Not uncommon. The problem is almost always found in the wiring harness where it makes the transition from the trunk lid to the car. Over time the stresses will crack the wires/insulation causing short/failure.

Go there first and see.

If you are also having a problem with the hood (aka "bonnet") that is completely different. That trigger on the side under the dash is mechanical in nature. Nothing electrical about it. You will have to follow the cable run and see what the issue is. A friend could help by pulling on the trigger as you see what is going on.
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Old 01-21-2019, 11:29 AM
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If the 'hood' (aka bonnet in uk) latch isn't working, its either a broken cable, or a misadjusted hood catch.

Try pushing down on bonnet, at the front where the latch is, as someone else pulls the lever.
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Both happening at the same time is kindof interesting...
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:29 PM
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Perhaps by "bonnet" he means the soft top? In that case both issues would point to the wiring under the center console/armrest.

Bonnet? Hood? Boot? Trunk? Top? Lever? Button? Trigger? Switch? LOL english is fun.
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Two cultures separated by a common language.
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Boot is the trunk - You know, covers the cars booty
Hood is the soft top - like a hood to cover your head
Bonnet is the "hood" in the us - Really not sure why bonnet is used, partially because hood was already used for the top? :P

From an american guy that grew up in the south lol.
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As a citizen of a British colony I can confirm the bonnet is the equivalent of the US terminology hood. When you think about it it's really no more weird than calling it a hood, which is also the term originally used to describe a soft covering worn over the head.

Then again, Americans have the main body of a tree attached to the rear of their vehicle, while the Brits make do with a single long-legged item of footwear..
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Originally Posted by Hertz Donut View Post
As a citizen of a British colony I can confirm the bonnet is the equivalent of the US terminology hood. When you think about it it's really no more weird than calling it a hood, which is also the term originally used to describe a soft covering worn over the head.

Then again, Americans have the main body of a tree attached to the rear of their vehicle, while the Brits make do with a single long-legged item of footwear..
What are you talking aboot?


Had to pick on Canada in there somewhere
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Trunk comes from the a literal trunk (similar to a "steamer" trunk) that used to be attached to the backside of early cars. Dashboard comes from the wooden planking across the front of carriages so dirt and water would not strike the people in the cart/carriage especially when the horse(s) went fast or dashed. Early cars adapted the same shape and the old name carried on with horseless carriages. A truck is a lorry which comes from freight rail cars. The word "Lurry" means pulling or dragging. A pickup truck is called a van over there. A semi here is known as a juggernaut.
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