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hello all

i've just acquired a 98 megane convertible.
unfortunately, the electric hood is not working, so i'm using all the brilliant info on this forum to diagnose the issue.
one question that remains unanswered is about the wiring for the roof please.
under the hood cover (where the hood lives when down) there is the hood release catch - the gold coloured catch and mechanism.
this is the one with the spindle and gear on it.
i can't get this to work for some reason.
there is a wiring connector block on the left hand side of the hood catch that has the male, but no female connector....which seems weird to me.
it looks like something is missing from it...but i can't see anything that should go into it
i've looked in the workshop manual, but it's not referenced.
if anyone else has a megane 1 convertible, might i please ask them to have a look at their hood catch, to see if this connector is the same on theirs?
as i say, the connector block is clipped to the gold cloured hood catch - just to the left of the actual mechanism.
thank you very much! any help much appreciated as i'm now stumped!
nick
 

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the connector is there for diagnostic reasons, it is not to plug anything in but there is a way to retrieve values out of it. what you need is a hand book for the car it will show you how to operate the roof manually, dont force it or it will cause more damage. they are normally good roofs with few probs. I know you have to undo the hydraulic valve on the pump unit to move it manually
 

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Hi did you ever figure out how to fix your roof?, i am having the same problem and after opening everything up today i also noticed a wiring connector block that did not connect to anything. i followed these instructions:

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.

But got to point 6 and got a bit lost. Should I have turned my car on atthis point? or the hydraulics back on? i am really keen to get my hood to work again, any advice would be great!

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hello all

i've just acquired a 98 megane convertible.
unfortunately, the electric hood is not working, so i'm using all the brilliant info on this forum to diagnose the issue.
one question that remains unanswered is about the wiring for the roof please.
under the hood cover (where the hood lives when down) there is the hood release catch - the gold coloured catch and mechanism.
this is the one with the spindle and gear on it.
i can't get this to work for some reason.
there is a wiring connector block on the left hand side of the hood catch that has the male, but no female connector....which seems weird to me.
it looks like something is missing from it...but i can't see anything that should go into it
i've looked in the workshop manual, but it's not referenced.
if anyone else has a megane 1 convertible, might i please ask them to have a look at their hood catch, to see if this connector is the same on theirs?
as i say, the connector block is clipped to the gold cloured hood catch - just to the left of the actual mechanism.
thank you very much! any help much appreciated as i'm now stumped!
nick
 
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