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bonnet raised on passenger side??

james walker

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May 24, 2007
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retford notts
any ideas on this one fellas, my bonnet is raised slightly on tthe passenger side, i can push it down and it moves down, drivers side is fine??
 

vroomtshh

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Sep 11, 2005
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Dreghorn, Scotland
There is an amount of adjustment on bonnets. Usually 4 rubber dingles at the corners that screw up and down. Sounds like one side of yours is screwed out too far
 

andycupra

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found 2 rubber things at each side and 2 in the middle, the are all screwed in
It sounds like the rubber bump stops are screwed in, so they are not touching the underside of the bonnet...!?

The bonnet is basically held down in the middle by the mechanism. The front outer edges of the bonnet can then move a little like a sea-saw... the rubber bump stops should lightly press against the underside of the bumper when the bonnet is closed, this is to stop movement, but also by adjusting these you can affect how the bumper settles, and therefore its alignment.

It may be that over time the bump stops have screwed downwards, or become worn allowing the bonnet to move freely...

is the offside slightly low? when you push down the nearside does the offside lift slightly?

if so screw the offside rubber bumper out so it hold the nearside lower.. this should lower the offside.
(in short, adjust the bump stops so they touch the bonnet underside and hold it level.
 
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vroomtshh

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the nearside is slightly high to the offside andy
If its high, either it needs adjusting in the way, or the offside needs adjusting out.
Its difficult to explain but if you start moving the rubber things it'll become fairly obvious. They don't require a lot of movement for the bonnet to move a fair bit
 

andycupra

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the nearside is slightly high to the offside andy
picky ;)

works same either way.

If the bumps stops are all screwed in fully (so they are lower) then they are not supporting the bonnet. The bonnet is then held in place via the mechanism in the middle, but the other corners are free to move. There is a fair bit of movement in such a large panel and so screw out the bump stops so they are slightly compressed when the bonnet is closed, and adjust these to get the bonnet level,

if you are finding that you cant get both sides level and low enough to align correctly, then im sure you can adjust the bonnet locking/release mechanism so it sits lower.
In my experience most leon bonnets sit a tiny bit low when compared to the wing panels.
 
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vroomtshh

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Dreghorn, Scotland
if you are finding that you cant get both sides level and low enough to align correctly, then im sure you can adjust the bonnet locking/release mechanism so it sits lower.
Yep you can, and the hinge end usually has slotted holes to allow adjustment there too, but that would be a very last resort
 
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