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Bonnet - removal, refitting and adjustment
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Removal
1 Open the bonnet, and support it in the open position using the stay.

2 Disconnect the battery negative (earth) lead (Chapter 5, Section 1).

3 Prise out the clips from the insulator on the underside of the bonnet, for access to the windscreen washer hoses and engine compartment light. It is not necessary to completely remove the insulator.

4 Disconnect the wiring from the engine compartment light, and unclip the wiring from the bonnet.

5 Unbolt the earth lead from the bonnet (see illustration).

8.5 Earth lead and washer hoses on the underside of the bonnet
8.5 Earth lead and washer hoses on the underside of the bonnet

6 Disconnect the windscreen washer hoses from the bottom of the jets, and unclip the hose from the bonnet.

7 To assist in correctly realigning the bonnet when refitting it, mark the outline of the hinges with a soft pencil. Loosen the two hinge retaining bolts on each side (see illustration).

8.7 Mark around the bonnet hinges with a soft pencil before removal
8.7 Mark around the bonnet hinges with a soft pencil before removal

8 With the help of an assistant, unscrew the four bolts, release the stay, and lift the bonnet from the vehicle (see illustration).

8.8 Removing the bonnet
8.8 Removing the bonnet

Refitting
9 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure. Position the bonnet hinges within the outline marks made during removal, but if necessary alter its position to provide a uniform gap all round. Adjust the rear height of the bonnet by repositioning it on the hinges. Adjust the front height by repositioning the lock (see Section 10) and turning the rubber buffers on the engine compartment front cross panel up or down to support the bonnet (see illustration).

8.9 Buffer for adjustment of the bonnet front height
8.9 Buffer for adjustment of the bonnet front height


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