Bodywork and fittings

General information

The model range includes 4-door Saloon, 3 and 5-door Hatchback, 5-door Estate, and 2- door Pick-up body styles.

Each body is of all-steel welded energyabsorbing monocoque construction, with a separate load-bearing rear chassis frame on P100 Pick-up models. Corrosion protection is applied to all new vehicles, and includes zinc phosphate dipping of the body panels, and wax injection of box sections and doors.

All models have flush direct-glazed fixed glass panels, and integrated polycarbonate bumpers.

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

A wide range of interior equipment and trim options are available depending on model.

The procedures given in this Chapter apply to original equipment fitments, and do not cover after-market products.

See also:

EEC IV system components - removal and refitting
Note: Procedures for removal and refitting of the ignition system components and electronic module are given elsewhere in the relevant Sections of this Chapter. Engine coolant temperature sensor ...

Bulbs (exterior lamps) - renewal
Headlamp 1 From within the engine compartment pull the multi-plug from the rear of the headlamp. 2 Remove the rubber gaiter and rotate the bulb securing clip or release the spring clip arms accor ...

Tailgate/boot lid lock and cylinder - removal and refitting
Removal 1 Remove the trim panel as described in Section 32. 2 Extract the lock cylinder retaining clip, disconnect the control rods and remove the cylinder. 3 Undo the three screws and detach th ...