Peugeot 405 Manual

Boot lid (Saloon models) - removal, refitting and adjustment
Bodywork and fittings / Boot lid (Saloon models) - removal, refitting and adjustment


Removal
1 Open the boot lid, and using a pencil or felt tip pen, mark the outline position of each boot lid hinge relative to the boot lid, to use as a guide on refitting.

2 Have an assistant hold the boot lid open then, using a pair of pliers, disconnect the spring assisters from the brackets on the body - take care, as the springs are under tension. Note which bracket slots the ends of the springs are positioned in, to ensure correct refitting (see illustration).

16.2 Note which slots (arrowed) the ends of the boot lid assister springs are
16.2 Note which slots (arrowed) the ends of the boot lid assister springs are positioned in before disconnecting them

3 Unscrew the bolts securing the hinges to the boot lid, and lift off the boot lid.

Refitting
4 Refitting is a reversal of removal, noting the following points.

a) Align the hinges with the marks made on the boot lid before removal.

b) Make sure that the spring assisters are refitted to their original slots in the body brackets.

c) On completion, check the alignment of the boot lid with the surrounding panels, and check the operation of the lock, and if necessary adjust as follows.

Adjustment
5 The alignment of the boot lid can be adjusted by slackening the hinge bolts, and moving the boot lid on the hinges (the holes in the hinges are elongated).

6 There are adjustable rubber stops at each side of the lid to prevent damage to the surrounding panels when closing the lid. There are also rubber stops under each hinge arm, which should be adjusted to prevent the lid from opening too far and causing damage to the front corners of the lid (see illustration).

16.6 Rubber stop (arrowed) under boot lid hinge arm
16.6 Rubber stop (arrowed) under boot lid hinge arm

7 Check that the boot lid lock operation is satisfactory, and if necessary adjust by moving the lock striker (bolted to the boot lid) within its elongated holes.


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