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Bonnet and Windscreen wash problems

Old 01-28-2019, 04:18 PM
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So, I recently purchased a 2006 Audi A3 Sportback. Gave it a run round, got it for a super cheap price but need to put some work in.

Problem 1) The bonnet/hood opens and closes. However it does not lock. It WAS locked. I pulled the lever (which did not feel secure or in a mechanism) It seemed to open. I had a friend look at the hood mechanism when I pull the lever and there is no movement.
I can see a similar bike cable mechanism just behind the lever.

I will tug the cable with a pair of pliers to see if there is any movement. But by the looks of it, obviously if it wont lock I assume it is jammed.

Any pointers or tips would be welcome? Had a look through youtube but I cant seem to find much.

Problem 2) The windscreen washer does not work. No sound. Which is strange as it passed its MOT 4 days before the purchase.
There is windscreen wash in it. Just wondering if there is no sound of a motor any recommended tips or common faults? I would assume maybe a fuse/electrical fault/motor?

Also problem 3. The last car owner was a savage smoker and it f,in stinks. Any great tips for removing the smell???

Sorry for very basic questions.

Just looking for any advice, common ground from people

Thanks guys

Last edited by Johno Fisher; 01-28-2019 at 04:35 PM.
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