Renault Clio: Scuttle side panel: General description

Renault Clio III (2005-2013) Service Manual / Panelwork / Front Upper Structure / Scuttle side panel: General description

Note: The information contained in the following describes the general repair procedure for all vehicles having the same design for this part.

Before reading the following general information, make sure that there are no special notes associated with the vehicle. These special notes are specified if necessary in other parts of the sub-section dealing with the component.

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, see MR 400.

I - DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. Scuttle side panel

The special feature of this part it that it concurrently serves two functions:

II - AREA TO BE CUT FOR PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Renault Clio. Scuttle side panel

Cutting line (1) shows the area in which it is possible to make a cut.

This operation allows you to access the inside of the hollow section.

III - ASSEMBLY METHOD FOR A PARTIAL REPLACEMENT

Only the connections which are specific to the partial replacement by cutting are indicated.

WARNING

If the mating faces of the parts to be welded are not accessible, make EGW plug welds to replace the original resistance welds (see MR 400).

If there are other issues regarding access to mating faces, the various replacement options are described in the basic instructions for structural bodywork repair (see MR 400).

Renault Clio. Scuttle side panel

Line (5) on the diagram shows partial replacement and a weld by joggling with plug welds at regular intervals.

Depending on the exact position of the cut, EGW butt welding may also be used.

Scuttle side panel: Description

Renault Clio. Scuttle side panel

The options for replacing this part are as follows:

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

Renault Clio. Scuttle side panel

Renault Clio. Scuttle side panel

II - PART FITTED

1 - Partial replacement of the front end section

Renault Clio. Scuttle side panel

2 - Partial replacement of the front section

Renault Clio. Scuttle side panel

This cut gives access to the front wheel arch.

Renault Clio. Scuttle side panel

3 - Complete replacement

IMPORTANT

For welded connections in three thicknesses, the spot welds on the part replaced should be made in the same place as for the original joint to retain its mechanical properties.

III - POSITIONING OF LOCAL ELECTRICAL EARTHS

Renault Clio. Scuttle side panel

IMPORTANT

To avoid damaging the vehicles electric and electronic components, the battery and the earths of any wiring harness near the weld area must be disconnected.

The earth of the welding machine must be placed as close as possible to the weld area.

WARNING

If the spot welds cannot be made as they were originally using an electric spot welding machine, they should be replaced with plug welds after holes have been drilled in the first panel.

Upper reinforcement of scuttle side panel: General description

Note: The information contained in the following describes the general repair procedure for all vehicles having the same design for this part.

Before reading the following general information, make sure that there are no special notes associated with the vehicle. These special notes are specified if necessary in other parts of the sub-section dealing with the component.

Note: For a detailed description of a particular connection, see MR 400.

DESIGN OF THE STRUCTURAL COMPONENT

Renault Clio. Upper reinforcement of scuttle side panel

This type of part secures the front panel and the front wing upper mounting support.

Upper reinforcement of scuttle side panel: Description

Renault Clio. Upper reinforcement of scuttle side panel

There is only one way of replacing this part:

WARNING

If the spot welds cannot be made as they were originally using an electric spot welding machine, they should be replaced with plug welds after holes have been drilled in the first panel.

I - COMPOSITION OF THE SPARE PART

Renault Clio. Upper reinforcement of scuttle side panel

II - PART FITTED

Renault Clio. Upper reinforcement of scuttle side panel

IMPORTANT

For welded connections in three thicknesses, the spot welds on the part replaced should be made in the same place as for the original joint to retain its mechanical properties.

III - POSITIONING OF LOCAL ELECTRICAL EARTHS

Renault Clio. Upper reinforcement of scuttle side panel

IMPORTANT

To avoid damaging the vehicles electric and electronic components, the earths of any wiring harness near the weld area must be disconnected.

The earth of the welding machine must be placed as close as possible to the weld area.

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