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98 Megane Cabriolet - what spec hydraulic fluid?

I have a 1998 Megane cabriolet. The roof is slow to open/close and most of the time stops during operation. I have noticed that the hydraulic fluid reservoir is well below the min level and want to top up the level. However, nowhere in the manual can I find a mention of what specification of hydraulic fluid is required. Can anybody help? I need to get the hood working as the sun is coming!!
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Hi there.

I suspect it may well be some Automatic Transmission Fluid which can do double duty in the power steering.

The difficulty is getting the right grade - your dealer/reputable motor factor should be able to assist with that.

What you also should investigate when replacing the fluid is why the level has dropped? Is there a leak?

Keep an eye open for any strange staining around the mechanism or on the ground, and if it needs topping up, then you have an underlying problem to deal with.

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Its called 'light oil ' only from renault..i paid 15 for a bottle.
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Do you happen to have a part number, renault dont know which fluid to supply
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Think my fluid might be low too. Got some fluid as a can came in the boot witht the car. Where do i find the reservoir that i need to fill?
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