General description

The body is of welded steel construction available in 3 or 5-door Hatchback, 3 or 5- door Estate, soft-top Cabriolet, or Van configurations.

The body is of monocoque construction and is of energy-absorbing design.

Rust and corrosion protection is applied to all new vehicles and includes zinc phosphate dipping and wax injection of box sections and door interiors.

All body panels are welded, including the front wings, so it is recommended that major body damage repairs are left to your dealer.

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    Throttle body - removal and refitting
    Note: A tachometer and an exhaust gas analyser will be required to check the idle mixture on completion. A new gasket must be used when refitting the throttle body. 2.0 litre SOHC models 1 Discon ...

    Interior lamp bulbs - renewal
    1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. Courtesy lamp 2 Remove the courtesy lamp. 3 Unclip the bulb from the lamp. On models fitted with an overhead console and map reading lamps, the courtesy la ...

    Instrument panel components - removal and refitting
    Panel illumination and warning lamp bulbs Removal 1 Remove the instrument panel as described in Section 9. 2 Turn the bulbholders anti-clockwise and remove them from the rear of the instrument ...