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Without looking (and I haven't a 147 near me) I can't remmeber if the 147 catch is the same as the 156, but if it is, you'll probably find that as well as spraying WD40 you actually need to manually free off the locking portion of the catch to get it moving.
If you look at the catch theres one section that is pressed down by the bracket on the bonnet when it closes, and another (the one released by the cable) which should flick across to lock the first part down....most likely this has seized open, and will need manipulating back and forth a few times as well as lubricating to free it off.
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