How to Replace a Hood Latch/Lock Assembly

Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Hood Latch /Lock Assembly. Please follow the instructions carefully.

Things You’ll Need:

  • Hood Latch
  • Hood Lock
  • Pliers
  • Socket and Ratchet Set
  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Phillips Head Screwdrive

Estimated Costs:

  • DIY Costs: Est. $64.03 parts only
  • Shop Costs: Est. $145.11 parts and labor

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Follow the given steps to replace a hood latch with ease:

  • To access the hood latch, lift the engine hood and secure it with hood prop.
  • If there are any covers over the latch, remove them.
  • Unfasten the nuts holding the latch with the radiator support.
  • On the back of the latch assembly, you will find a hood release cable and spring. Take them away and keep them at safe place.
  • Take the new latch and fix the hood release cable and spring to it.
  • Position the new latch assembly properly at its appropriate place and secure it with the help nuts to the radiator support.
  • Fasten the bolts properly.
  • Now, check the working of the newly installed latch assembly by closing the hood.
  • Lift the hood again and put back the covers to complete the task.

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