Created: 12. 09. 2004
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Basic operation of the roof
Manual operation of the roof
Initialising of the system
Electric wiring diagram
The information in this document is based on the early model Peugeot 306 Cabriolet.
Up to: DAM 8210 or build date 02-May.99
Although some changes have taken place over the years the basic principals of the circuit still apply to the late models.
The roof frame consists of 3 sections. Each section pivots on its own hinges and has to be
operated in the correct sequence to open or close the roof.
The front section has to be unlocked and pushed up manually before the roof
can be operated electrically.
Again, at the end of the closing cycle the front section has to be pulled down and locked manually
in order to complete the cycle.
Once the front section has been pushed up the roof can be operated via the switch on the centre console.
Operation is only possible under the following conditions.
In the event of a failure of the electrical or hydraulic system, the roof can be opened and closed by hand.
Here are the basic steps to manually open the hood:
Turn off the ignition then follow the steps below.
If for any reason the roof operation failed mid-cycle it may be necessary to initialise the control unit before electric operation will be possible again.
This is simply done by manualy moving the roof to the fully open or the fully closed position. In either case it is important that the rear cover is locked before electric operation can comence.
For manualy opening and closing the roof see the previous section.
The circuit diagram below shows the system at rest with the roof up.
You can click on the individual components to obtain further information.
The graphic on the left shows the mounting plate for the hydraulic hoses at the back
of the pump unit.|
The letter markings relate to the rams on the graphic below. With the help of this diagram it should be possible to correctly fit the hoses to the hydraulic rams.
It is possible to replace individual hoses.
First remove the plate from the pump unit by removing the 4 bolts with a 5mm Allen key. (5mm internal hex.)
Remove the wire clip from the hose at the back of the plate.
The graphic on the left shows the approximate positioning of the 4 hydraulic rams.
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