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14 Dec 2022 21:45 #246367 by JINXED2007
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I opened my bonnet this morning to fill the washer bottle up, when i closed the bonnet it is snagging on the first inital latch but not closing completely. Any ideas before I take to garage,  Suzuki Jimny 2003

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14 Dec 2022 21:57 #246369 by DrRobin
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Is it just clogged with muck or ice or lack of grease?

Do you normally close it by dropping it from a few inches or do you close it slowly and then the final close by pushing with your hands?

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15 Dec 2022 03:59 #246372 by Mike G
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I had that issue a short while ago.  I just loosened off the catch, adjusted it up a bit and then retightened them.  That fixed it for me.

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15 Dec 2022 06:05 #246376 by Lambert
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It's also possible that the little screw in rubber bungs at either side of the bonnet need a little adjustment.

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15 Dec 2022 11:03 #246384 by fordem
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I opened my bonnet this morning to fill the washer bottle up, when i closed the bonnet it is snagging on the first inital latch but not closing completely. Any ideas before I take to garage,  Suzuki Jimny 2003

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There are two different mechanisms in play here - that first "initial latch" is a separate spring loaded safety catch that is there to stop the bonnet from flying up and blocking your view if the cable operated latch somehow releases (or is released) - from what you describe the cable operated latch is not holding, try pushing the release handle under the dash back, it may be binding, it could also be a lack of lube as has been suggested.

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