Pop up hood warning

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Post by Reuben80 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:36 pm

I have attached different pictures again showing in red the area that I want to check with you. Maybe I am super imaginating but I have a feeling that the right side when you look at it from standing infront of the car is different from the left and from your pictures. I want to check if the some part of the panel was bent to the inside. Mine shows more of the panel to the inside I think.

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Right side from standing

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Left side from standing

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Post by milligoon » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:32 pm

Ignore those they look the same as on mine.

Have a look under the large centre supporting tab in the middle

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See the yellow connector this is behind the middle of the number plate.

Quite interestingly the RADAR panel on the front is just a RADAR clear window, the RADAR module is quite a distance behind which would explain why snow falling on that area does not melt.
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Post by Reuben80 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:08 pm

Those white jablo things that are touching the sensor are exactly like mine, not damaged. So how can the sensor be damaged if it is made of metal??? They are really trying to cheat me. I will take it to other mechanics that hopefully can connect to the obd2 with their machines and check for me.

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Post by milligoon » Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:19 pm

I think they are just expanded foam spacers possibly to add stiffness/support to the flimsy plastic panel when driving at speed, the sensor is probably of the type that detects force but is one shot, so once it senses a shock it stays made, lucky the bonnet did not pop up at the hinge mechanism, it's there for pedestrian safety I think.

The sensor is below the central metal strut/tab an is behind the number plate the yellow connector is much lower than the white pieces.
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Post by Reuben80 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:33 pm

I think the sensor is the long piece of metal that the jablo almost touch. When pressure is made on the bumper those pieces of jablo touch the sensor and according to the amount of pressure and speed of the car the ecu decides if to activate the actuators or not. Since in my case the speed was 0 it did not activate the actuators to raise the bonnet.
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Post by rimini » Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:55 am

Hi, did you manage to fix this?

My wife hit with the wheel something (with only little damage to the wheel) and now the pop up flashes.

Did you get it to reset with ODB?

Regards, Peter

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Post by Reuben80 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 1:40 pm

rimini wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 11:55 am
Hi, did you manage to fix this?

My wife hit with the wheel something (with only little damage to the wheel) and now the pop up flashes.

Did you get it to reset with ODB?

Regards, Peter
No I did not manage. You need to fix it to remove the warning. The dealer cannot say if the sensor it is just bent or damaged, they quoted me to change it but it was too expensive so I let it as it is. I click the home button on the steering wheel every time I start the car and the bright orange warning then goes off.

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Post by rimini » Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:12 pm

Ok, its strange .... with my wife she just kissed something with the wheel itself and not hit anything, and now its on. It must be quite sensitive I think...

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Post by Reuben80 » Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:41 pm

rimini wrote:
Tue Dec 14, 2021 2:12 pm
Ok, its strange .... with my wife she just kissed something with the wheel itself and not hit anything, and now its on. It must be quite sensitive I think...
To me they just hit my car while it was parked. Pushed the front bumper in. The shape is perfect, just a small light scratch. It could have happened the same to your wife on the same day and she thinks it was the wheel.
Check properly the front bumper.

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Post by rimini » Tue Dec 14, 2021 3:43 pm

She just hit a curb with the wheel from the side, nothing in the front at all... its so strange.

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