Peugeot 405 Manual

Bonnet release cable - removal and refitting
Bodywork and fittings / Bonnet release cable - removal and refitting


General
1 The cable consists of two parts, joined at a connecting plate in the engine compartment.

The release lever may be mounted on the leftor right-hand side of the facia, depending on model.

Release lever-to-connecting plate cable - models with release lever on right-hand side of facia Removal
2 Working inside the vehicle, release the securing clips and drop the fusebox panel down from the facia.

3 Remove the two bolts securing the bonnet release lever to the bracket under the facia (see illustration).

9.3 Bonnet release lever securing bolts (arrowed) - lever mounted on
9.3 Bonnet release lever securing bolts (arrowed) - lever mounted on right-hand side

4 Working in the engine compartment, locate the cable connecting plate, positioned behind the body front panel, above the radiator.

5 Where applicable, remove the anti-squeal foam from the cable connector, then disconnect the cable from the connector (see illustration).

9.5 Disconnecting the bonnet release cable from the connector behind the
9.5 Disconnecting the bonnet release cable from the connector behind the front body panel

6 Work around the engine compartment, and release the cable from any clips and brackets.

7 Tie a length of string to the end of the cable in the engine compartment, then pull the cable through into the vehicle interior, noting its routing.

8 Untie the string from the end of the cable, and leave it in position to aid refitting.

Refitting
9 Commence refitting by tying the end of the new cable to the string in the vehicle interior.

10 Use the string to pull the cable through into the engine compartment, routing it as noted before removal.

11 Make sure that the bulkhead grommet is securely seated in the bulkhead aperture.

12 Further refitting is a reversal of removal.

Release lever-to-connecting plate cable - models with release lever on left-hand side of facia
Removal
13 Working under the facia, remove the release lever securing bolt, and withdraw the lever from the side of the footwell.

14 Proceed as described previously in paragraphs 4 to 8.

Refitting
15 Proceed as described previously in paragraphs 9 to 12.

Connecting plate-to-lock cable Removal
16 Working in the engine compartment, locate the cable connecting plate, which is positioned at the front of the engine compartment.

17 Where applicable, remove the anti-squeal foam from the cable connector, then disconnect the release lever cable from the connector.

18 Disconnect the end of the cable from the lock, then unclip the cable outer from the bracket on the lock, release the cable from any clips on the body, and withdraw the cable, noting its routing. If desired, access to the lock can be improved by removing the front grille panel (see Section 25).

Refitting
19 Refitting is a reversal of removal.


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