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    Bonnet Lifters

    I bought some bonnet lifters for my astra mk4 over christmas from lmf, received them mid last week, anyway tried to fit them and have a problem when trying to push the bonnet down, i realise these can be stiff the first few times but i cant budge them at all. anyone got any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsxi3dr
    I bought some bonnet lifters for my astra,

    anyway tried to fit them and have a problem when trying to push the boot down,?
    cant see why they would affect each other tbh

    seriously tho....do you fit them to the correct holes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyR
    cant see why they would affect each other tbh

    seriously tho....do you fit them to the correct holes?
    yes they are fitted in correct holes but for some reason then wont shut?

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    you mean they are difficult to press down? or you physically cant shut it because metal is hitting metal?

    Also like AndyR says why are you putting bonnet lifters on your boot, this might have something to do with it. maybe they are too strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dharding02
    you mean they are difficult to press down? or you physically cant shut it because metal is hitting metal?

    Also like AndyR says why are you putting bonnet lifters on your boot, this might have something to do with it. maybe they are too strong.
    sorry i mean the bonnet. i cant physically shut it down nothing is catching anywhere?

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    I found when i fitted mine, i could not push them together while not on the car, then when i fitted them it all worked ok

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    might be a silly question - but is the bonnet stay still in place on the bonnet?

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    are they the Common INXX type struts? Must admit when i first went to close mine, i felt like i was gonna bend the bonnet But it gets easier after a while. I find its best if you grab both sides when you try to close it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dharding02
    are they the Common INXX type struts? Must admit when i first went to close mine, i felt like i was gonna bend the bonnet But it gets easier after a while. I find its best if you grab both sides when you try to close it.
    yes they are the inxx struts, is there any better ones? and no the bonnet stay isnt still in place

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    Take them off and try to push them into the ground, to free them up. It's takes a bit of effort but it can be done

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