Apparently it is a common fault , read this .
Ford focus 56year key wont open bonnet
By dsides373 on Jan 01, 2010" " ford focus 56year key wont open bonnet stripped out grill the lock cable and plastic connection to the bonnet catch is there in front of me but i dont know how to disconnect the plastic connection or release the bonnet somehow tried loosening the 2 bolts on the hasp but that didnt work.
Jan 26, 2010- bonnet lock problem. took car to main ford dealer.they could not open the bonnet either so they had to order new lock system break off the faulty one and refit the new one.cost was 110 pounds this was one hour labour and cost of lock unit labour would have been more if i hadnt stipped the grill etc out.
I also have the same problem with a 2007 ford focus. I have been informed that it is a common problem and that the barrel needs to be changed. I believe it is necessary to open the bonnet by trying to remove the panel/ covers from under the front bumper. I managed to get the panel off by removing about 8 screws but I was still unable to open the bonnet.
If you have any luck, would you please respond.
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