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Re: Bonnet release catch on Scenic
Thanks, your comment about the spring caused me to take a second look.
The spring actually holds the catch open - pushing the catch into the closed position stretches the spring, on letting it go it returns to the open position again. When the bonnet is closed the metal bar on the bonnet pushes the catch into the closed position and causes it to 'hook' over the bar, locking it in position. The catch wasn't 'hooking' the bar - I thought it might be worn.
I decided to bend the bar on the bonnet slightly with a pair of vice-grips so that it might align better with the catch. It worked, locking perfectly now!
Currently in brianmeenan's garage:
Renault Scenic (01-03), 1.4, 16v, Fidji, 5d (99-03 Megane Scenic)