Peugeot 205 Manual

Hood and rear window (Cabriolet models) - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Hood and rear window (Cabriolet models) - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Open the hood to the point where it is in balance.

2 Working inside the vehicle, prise off the trim caps, and unscrew the hinge cover securing screws (see illustration).

14.2 Prise off the trim caps (1) and unscrew the hinge cover securing screw
14.2 Prise off the trim caps (1) and unscrew the hinge cover securing screw (2) - Cabriolet models

3 Working outside the vehicle, unscrew the brackets and securing bolts (see illustration).

14.3 Hood bracket securing bolt (3) and lower hood securing bolts (4 and 5) -
14.3 Hood bracket securing bolt (3) and lower hood securing bolts (4 and 5) - Cabriolet models

4 Fold down the rear seats and remove the parcel shelf, then slide off the retaining strips and unclip the edges of the hood lining.

5 Release the three press-studs, prise off the rear hood crossmember trim strip, then extract the crossmember securing screws and withdraw the crossmember.

6 Unzip the rear window, and release the Velcro securing strips from the hood, then withdraw the window from outside the vehicle.

7 Unclip the tensioners, then remove the indicated bracket securing bolts (see illustration).

14.7 Unclip the tensioners (11) and remove the bracket securing bolts (12 and
14.7 Unclip the tensioners (11) and remove the bracket securing bolts (12 and 13) - Cabriolet models

8 Fold the hood down, remove the remaining hood frame securing bolts, then lift the frame from the vehicle.

Refitting
9 Place the hood in its compartment, and refit the lower frame securing bolts (see illustration). Do not tighten the screws at this stage.

14.9 Refit and lower the frame securing bolts (1), then partially unfold the
14.9 Refit and lower the frame securing bolts (1), then partially unfold the hood and loosely refit the bolts (2) - Cabriolet models

10 Partially unfold the hood, then loosely refit the bracket securing bolts. Note: Ensure that the brackets are not lodged in the hinges, which may cause scratching of the paint on the rear wings.

11 Fully unfold the hood, and check that the hooks at the front corners of the hood line up with their strikers. If the hooks and strikers are not aligned, move the hood support brackets (the securing bolt holes are elongated) until satisfactory alignment is obtained.

12 Open and close the hood a number of times to ensure that it operates correctly, then tighten the lower frame securing bolts.

13 The effort required to operate the handle can be adjusted by loosening the locknuts and adjusting the length of the hooks.

14 Partially fold the hood, and refit the rear window and the hood rear crossmember and trim strip.

15 Clip the tensioners to their lugs, then refit the bracket securing bolts.

16 Fold the hood completely flat, and check that the stops are in contact with the rear stretcher. If adjustment is required, loosen the locknuts and adjust the length of the stops as necessary.

17 Partially raise the hood, then clip the edges of the hood lining in place, and refit the retaining strips.

18 Clip the hood lining side strips in place.


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