[xj] Stuck hood on 85 xjs

stuck on drivers side, cannot open, will not release.
pleasae help.–
tmancanada
edmonton alberta, Canada
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Hi,

There is an access hole win the inner wheel arch area below the bonnet catch. Some cars may have a rubber bung covering it. You will need a long screw driver, and with that you should be able to unlatch the bonnet through the hole.

Aaron Goldman
Brisbane Australia
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Subject: [xj] Stuck hood on 85 xjs
From: tedandjana@gmail.com
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:12:00 -0700

stuck on drivers side, cannot open, will not release.
pleasae help.

tmancanada
edmonton alberta, Canada
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I posted some pics in the photo album which might help.

John Hudson
Brisbane Australia
85 SIII XJ6On 14/06/2012 12:55 PM, Aaron Goldman wrote:

Hi,

There is an access hole win the inner wheel arch area below the bonnet catch. Some cars may have a rubber bung covering it. You will need a long screw driver, and with that you should be able to unlatch the bonnet through the hole.

Aaron Goldman
Brisbane Australia
'69 XJ6
'76 XJ4.2

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Might help even more if I include the link :slight_smile:

http://www.jag-lovers.org/snaps/snap_view.php3?id=1201142405On 15/06/2012 12:56 AM, John Hudson wrote:

I posted some pics in the photo album which might help.

John Hudson
Brisbane Australia
85 SIII XJ6

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Hello,

The photo helps me. But I can’t find the photo. Possibly you have already expunged it ?

regards

As Aron stated, there’s an access hole. It’s located about 1 or 2 oClock (If memory serves me) looking at the tire. It’s up on the inside of the wheel arch, I believe it’s the only rubber plugged hole in that vicinity. Once you pop the plug out, you’ll have to root around with a screw driver type tool to get the bonnet to release.

The first time out, I popped the front tire off so I could get my head in the wheel arch and look up the hole with at torch to see what I was trying to accomplish. the goal is to take a medium sized flat bladed screw driver and stick it in between the bonnet (latch) pin and the latch. Once you’ve got the blade in the right spot, then give the screwdriver a twist to push the latch back. Sometimes the twist doesn’t work, then you’ll have to pry either towards the bulkhead, or the front of the car. Sorry, I can’t remember. It’s 12:30am right now, otherwise I’d run outside and verify it’s location.

It’s very fiddly, but once you pop the bonnet a couple of times, you get good at it. I have an XJ6 where the latch would get caught on a hot summer day, and wouldn’t release.

Let us know if you’re successful

Thanx
Mark

Thank you for the comment.I think this is the explanation about the way to open the hood of XJ and not the way to open the XJS. For my mechanic told me in the mean time that the way for the XJS seemed different from the way for the XJ.

kind regards

Sorry, you’re right, that is for the XJ.