306 Cabriolet

Collection of articles including fixit guides

Since 2003, a series of articles were freely published on the Peugeot Cabriolet Owners Club website providing technical guidance and other useful information.

These articles are then illegally reproduced and sold on eBay as a PDF guide. So, to help owners of 306 Cabriolets all over the world live with their chosen ride, this PDF is now published for free here - exactly how the original authors/contributors intended!

Thanks to all those who produced the original material for these articles (see www.pcoclub.org/articles for full details and additcional articles).


Please note that neither the author nor the Peugeot Cabriolet Owners Club can guarantee the accuracy or consequences of any article published within this document. Use of any information published in these pages is entirely at your own risk.


Cleaning and re-lubricating the rear windows

A problem most 306 Cabriolet owners can sympathize with is the lack of gusto the rear windows exhibit when moving up and down. It is not uncommon for the window motors to burn out, but even when new, their lack of pace can be highly annoying.

Here is description of what I did when I cleaned the rear window mechanism of my 306 Cabriolet. Upon investigation, I found that the grease had gone off inside the window mechanism. After cleaning and re-lubricating it, I found that the rear windows were much faster than before.

  1. Open either of the doors (I've worked on the driver's side here) and on the door pillar you will see a rubber seal and three push clips as highlighted below:
Three seal clips to remove
  1. With a flat screwdriver, gently push underneath the clip heads to lift them out - they can be removed easily with a pair of pliers. You can see from the photo below what they look like when removed:
A clip removed
  1. When the clips are removed you can then fold back the rubber to get inside the door pillar as shown below:
A clip removed
  1. Once this is done you can then spray some lubrication in here. I found that the grease for the window mechanism had gone hard and gone off, so I sprayed some WD40 in here whilst winding the window up and down (a helping hand from the wife here would be great!).
  2. Once this is done you will find that your window should go up and down a lot faster. I noticed an large improvement in the speed. Then simply fold the rubber back to its original position and insert the pegs back into place.
  3. I then cleaned in between where the window passes between the seal as indicated below. This was simply done with the aid of some cottonwood buds and warm water with a slight drop of washing-up liquid.
Seal to clean
  1. Simply take the cotton wool bud and dip in your warm water and slide in between the area. You will be amazed as to the amount of dirt that actually collects here! Repeat this procedure several times until the area is clean.
  2. Then simply repeat all of this for the opposite side of the car.

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