Renault Clio: Bonnet

Renault Clio. Bonnet


To open the bonnet, pull the handle 1.

Before performing any action in the engine compartment, the ignition must be switched off by pressing the engine stop button (please see the information on “Starting, stopping the engine” in Section 2).

Unlocking the bonnet catch

Renault Clio. Unlocking the bonnet catch


To open, push tab 2 to the left as you open the bonnet.

Opening the bonnet

Lift the bonnet; you will need to guide it as it is held by a strut

Do not press down on the bonnet: there is a risk that the bonnet may accidentally close.

The engine may be hot when carrying out operations in close proximity. In addition, the engine cooling fan can come on at any moment.

Risk of injury.

When working in the engine compartment, ensure that the windscreen wiper stalk is in the park position.

Risk of injury.

Closing the bonnet

Check that nothing has been left in the engine compartment.

To close the bonnet again, hold the bonnet in the middle and lower it to 30 cm above the closed position, then release it. It will latch automatically under its own weight

Ensure that the bonnet is properly locked.

Check that nothing is preventing the catch from locking (gravel, cloth, etc.).

After carrying out any work in the engine compartment, check that nothing has been left behind (cloth, tools, etc.).

These may damage the engine or cause a fire.

In the event of even a slight impact involving the radiator grille or bonnet, have the bonnet lock checked by an approved dealer as soon as possible.

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