Seat Leon >> Adjusting bonnet

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-

Bonnet, rear lid

  • Adjustment gauges - 3371-

Bonnet, rear lid

Caution

For carrying out the basic adjustment of the bonnet, the vehicle should be on a level ground with the weight resting on all four wheels.

Setting via the hinges

By adjusting the hinged nuts, the bonnet can be aligned crosswise and lengthwise to the wing. It cannot be adjusted in its height.

Note For setting using the hinges, you do not have to use the adjusting buffer -1- and -3- nor the bolts -6-.

  • Open the front bonnet and use the rod to keep it open -5-.

Bonnet, rear lid

  • Remove the fixing screws of the unlocking lever -4-. Remove the lever.
  • Unscrew the hexagon nuts -7- on both sides only far enough to allow sliding between the bonnet hinge -8- and the bonnet.
  • Lower the bonnet and align to the wing. Checking panel gaps.
  • Open the front bonnet and use the rod to keep it open -5-.
  • Adapt the hexagon nut -7-.
  • Install the releasing lever -4-.
  • On completion of the work, tighten the screws to their tightening torque.

Note On completion of assembly or adjustment work, the hinges and hexagonal nuts should be protected against rust.

Adjustment via the lock

The height of the bonnet can be adapted by actuating the lock from the front with regard to the wing.

  • Lift the front bonnet. Use the rod to keep it open.
  • Loosen the bolts -arrows-, but do not screw out.

Bonnet, rear lid

Note The elastic limiters -1- (two units) are not used for the adjustment.

They are only used for stabilizing or buffering the bonnet.

  • Actuate the adjustment buffer as desired -2- and close the bonnet, check the height in the in the front area with regard to the wing.
  • Open the bonnet and repeat the procedure as often as you have to until the area at the front of the bonnet is flush with the wing.
  • Checking panel gaps.
  • On completion of the work, tighten the screws to their tightening torque.

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