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Norco
 


Member Since: 25 Apr 2021
Location: Normandy
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France 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3
LR Disco 3- SE- Auto -2006- urgent Bonnet not opening

Hi Folks, Sorry to do this on a Sunday but can someone please PM how to get the bonnet open when the cable is not working.
I pull on the cable and it snaps back into place, no resistance, no click.

I can't drive the thing as the battery is flat, I cant jump-start the battery as I can't open the bonnet.
I can't even put it into neutral as it is an automatic and the handbrake is electric

Catch 22

Stuck in a village in the middle of nowhere in Normandy so the nearest garage is about 50 miles away
 2006 Disco 3
2007 Toyota Rav 4
2008 Merc A Class 
 
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Norco
 


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France 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3
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Hi Folks, Sorry to do this on a Sunday but can someone please PM how to get the bonnet open when the cable is not working.
I pull on the cable and it snaps back into place, no resistance, no click.

I can't drive the thing as the battery is flat, I cant jump-start the battery as I can't open the bonnet.
I can't even put it into neutral as it is an automatic and the handbrake is electric

Catch 22

Stuck in a village in the middle of nowhere in Normandy so the nearest garage is about 50 miles away

2006 Disco 3
2007 Toyota Rav 4
2008 Merc A Class
 2006 Disco 3
2007 Toyota Rav 4
2008 Merc A Class 
 
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Norco
 


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Hi Folks, Sorry to do this on a Sunday but can someone please PM how to get the bonnet open when the cable is not working.
I pull on the cable and it snaps back into place, no resistance, no click.

I can't drive the thing as the battery is flat, I cant jump-start the battery as I can't open the bonnet.
I can't even put it into neutral as it is an automatic and the handbrake is electric

Catch 22

Stuck in a village in the middle of nowhere in Normandy so the nearest garage is about 50 miles away

2006 Disco 3
2007 Toyota Rav 4
2008 Merc A Class

2006 Disco 3
2007 Toyota Rav 4
2008 Merc A Class
 2006 Disco 3
2007 Toyota Rav 4
2008 Merc A Class 
 
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Hardware
 


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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 XS Auto Sumatra BlackDiscovery 4

You can charge it by connecting to tow bar electrics or to starter motor from below.

Someone said AA did it through number plate lights but I think that only works if lights are on.
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Dean
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2011 D4 XS - OBD port protection, RLD spare wheel protector, All LED interiors lights, Timed Climate enabled, iiD tool paired.
2011 D4 Landmark - Stolen from same dealer before I paid for it
2011 D4 GS - Stolen whilst at dealer Sad ... All LED interiors lights, DRLs, Spare Wheel protector.
1996 300Tdi - Eaten by tin worms 
 
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Norco
 


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France 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

Hi folks,

problem resolved
thanks Hardman, I gave the info to the garage and they followed most of your advice. Nothing was broken in the process!!

Anyway the battery was completely dead, apparently the same battery since 2006! Pretty unbelievable. I should have seen this coming.
The time on the odometer was blank eventhough the time on the radio was correct.
Following the installation of a new battery (French Ford Dealer he knew a lot about Land rover engines and batteries), all is back to normal, touch wood.
 2006 Disco 3
2007 Toyota Rav 4
2008 Merc A Class 
 
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Dean
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2011 D4 XS - OBD port protection, RLD spare wheel protector, All LED interiors lights, Timed Climate enabled, iiD tool paired.
2011 D4 Landmark - Stolen from same dealer before I paid for it
2011 D4 GS - Stolen whilst at dealer Sad ... All LED interiors lights, DRLs, Spare Wheel protector.
1996 300Tdi - Eaten by tin worms 
 
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Robtopus
 


Member Since: 29 Apr 2024
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Netherlands 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3
Bonnet stuck

Hey guys. And another one bites the dust. My 06 disco 3 bonnet won’t open. Any tips on opening it? All help would be appriciated. Thanks.
  
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Can be quite tricky.
Can you feel if the cable is still attached to the internal lever but jammed or very stiff ? If the cable is broken then the internal lever in the footwell will move very easily against its weak spring with no sensation that anything is being pulled. If cable still attached then you'll feel tension or resistance when trying to swing the lever.
If the cable remains intact then there's hope that by bouncing the bonnet above the catches while pulling carefully on the lever (two-man job) or by squirting WD40 onto the locks each side under the bonnet (squirt using red tube carefully aimed between the grille slats), then you'll get the locks moving again.
If the cable seems broken then send me PM for next steps.
Cheers Smile))
  
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Robtopus
 


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Netherlands 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Hi KPVT8,

Thanks for the advice. It appears the cable itself is loose or broken. No resistance at all. Can we DM for some next steps?

Rob
  
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Robtopus
 


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Netherlands 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

I actually took off the lever and checked. The cable does not retract. I can pull on it with some pliers, but it will not move
  
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Solved!
  
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