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Re: Renault Megane 1 - Closing Cabrio Roof,Excellent Info

Yea ive relocated the worm gear so it works using the electric so i know theres not an issue with the motor
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Re: Renault Megane 1 - Closing Cabrio Roof,Excellent Info

But the cars currently sorn and hasnt been run since nov 11, the cars engine has been turned over for 10 mins or so near enough every day since but it seems that the battery has flattened itself and now my roof doesnt want to work electronically anymore, now i can use the manual release cord and open the rear storage space of the roof open, from here the roof can be opened and closed electronically and it can be done several times no problem, i can turn off the ignition and come back the next day and bam! 5 beeps and the roof doesn't work.
Ok reading from above the hood operation itself is hydraulic,the position sensors, ecu and the hood cover latching motor are electric.
So you are saying that once you have pulled the release cord the hood operates normally? via the switch??

You should hear a continuous beep once the hood is unlocked and pushed up, if you hear the 5 beeps then the hood is not in a start/finish position have you tried to manually put the hood through a complete open and close procedure? then try using the button operation?

Thinking about the battery once your car is started and assuming it is being charged the hood should operate, if when you car is running and sometimes it will operate and sometimes not then you probably would need to be looking for a supply fault?

Hope this helps a little more.

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Originally Posted by myredsportscar View Post
My daughter recently tried to get the hood on her 51 Renault Megane reset.

She had turned off the ignition on the car while operating the hood and this had caused the hood system to get extremely confused. Following the directions in the drivers handbook we released the hydraulics (for hood cover) by using a small tap in the boot and then as directed pulled the release strap found in the small compartment in the luggage area.

What we didn’t know is this is a no return situation and the mechanism (similar to a bonnet release catch) will disengage and there is no way of getting it easily back into place.

The Renault garage mechanic charged 1 hours labour to diagnose that the complete release mechanism needs replacing - £405 including VAT.

SO...This morning I removed the mechanism and quickly re-seated the release catch and then reassembled the mechanism. The hood now operates completely fine. There was absolutely no reason to change the mechanism.

The whole job took me just under an hour – bearing in mind I am a computer engineer and not a car mechanic and know nothing about Renaults at all..

To prevent this happening to others I have included a very quick guide of what to do if this happens again. I realise this will not fix all Renault hood problems but should at least be tried first and 1 hour labour should do it…

1) Release hydraulics on hood cover by undoing the small tap located in the boot (under left hand carpet in boot)
2) Pull manual release for boot cover – located in the boot area <> rear seat compartment (Step 1 and Step 2 better documented in the owners manual)
3) With the Hood nearly closed (but with the back window in the air !) and the hood cover opened – by hand, remove the 2 nuts that hold the rear seat onto the rear bulkhead.
4) Now use a star / torque drive to remove the 4 screws that hold the hood release mechanism onto the rear bulkhead.
5) There is no need to disconnect any cables just remove from the cable clips.
6) The release mechanism can now be viewed easily. Look to re-engage the cam that the emergency release cable is attached to into the metal arm that is driven from the worm gear on the motor.
7) May need to engage small micro switches on the mechanism to get the worm gear to operate (do this very carefully and by holding the switches on while operating the hood from inside the cab. (need 2 people for this) Operate the hood only for short 1-second bursts until the worm gear allows the cam to drop easily back into place.
8) All above sounds complicated but actually when you have the mechanism laying in front of you in the hood storage space area its very straight forward and should take 30 – 40 minutes maximum for someone who has seen it once before.

thanks to others on this forum - I tried and succeeded in saving over £400 in repair bills. I have now asked the Renault gave to refund the £40 charged for wrong diagnosis - they obviously dont have access to this website
Hi there, same problem, my partner at the time turned off the eninge as the roof was going down, now when i try to get the roof down it just beeps. I also get the bleeps everytime i turn my engine on too. I have followed the online instructions as close as possible and i have located the whole thing, screws Etc but i'm not really sure what i'm supposed to be doing after this, can anyone provide specific instructions? should the car be turned on? should i turn on the hydraulics again after unscrewing everything..? i would really like your help as its been 2 years now and i would love my roof to work! please please help,

thanks in advance
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Re: Renault Megane 1 - Closing Cabrio Roof,Excellent Info

hi all new to the forum but i thought i would inform any users that are having probloms with the closing of the cabriolet hood that there is a micswitch on the passengers end of the hood itself as i was having probloms with my hood opening and closing i clicked that microswitch after doing all the usual things like pulling the the cord thing and releaseing the mechinism and resetting the worm gear i also had the cllick the microswitch on the hood itself so in total there is 4 microswichs on the megane cabriolet 3 on the lock and the 4th is on the hood near where the speaker is on the hood itself hope this helps any people so yoiu dont fall foul like i did i replaced every part on the hood and all i had to do was click the reset switch yeah what a dumb ass
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Re: Renault Megane 1 - Closing Cabrio Roof,Excellent Info

hi there, could someone please help me, i have a 2001 y reg. i have changed the roof today and there is 2 problems, 1, the electrics are not working? 2, at the front the 2 clips that clip in just above the window screen dont line, please tell there is an adjuster or something somewhere? its not far out but far enough to not engauge. i hope that makes sense and hope you can help me.
kind regards dave
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