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Modus bonnet release - fixed
Hi Just thought I'd share a fix to the bonnet that wouldnt release on 05 Modus.
Not sure if this best way but it worked for us.....
On front bumper remove the driver side black plastic grill (just to left of the renault badge).....This can be done using a screwdriver to lift bottom edge (protect paint with towel as you prise) and release the clips that hoold bottom edge to bumper).....Next is the tricky bit - Theres a vertical 'Peg' that holds the left hand side of the gril in place which can only be accessed once bonnet up (which as its stuck is a challenge !)........The peg drops into a hole in the grill when its in place but luckily the tab that the peg fits into is weak and with careful prising on LHS of grill with large screwdriver the tab can be 'forced' (split) which sounds worse than it is. Once released the grill easily pulls forward at lower edge and down thus allowing its removal.
Immediately behind the grill you'll find a small plastic cover over the air intake......prise it free at the front (where it locates on the bumper) and then roll the top of the trim backwards away from you at the top as you push the top to release the trim from behind the bumper on its upper edge (just wiggle the trim - it comes free pretty easily)
Now you should see the bonnet catch assembly through the aperture ......2 * 13mm studs can be accessed (long reach socket with 1/4" drive ratchet best for this).
Once removed the studs allow the bonnet to be raised sufficient to release it from the catch!
Wasnt as bad as we thought.......30mins max (including reassembly (once you've fixed the original problem of why the bonnet wasnt releasing Eg Stretched cable).
Hope this helps guys !