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I finally got my hood open and my problem was not in the cable or the lever mechinism. The problem is in the Latch Plate on the hood itself.

Does anyone know how i can fix it to make it work?

Can i buy one online at either IAP or APE. If anyone knows where i can find one, i would greatly appreciate if you could tell me where and the part number?

Joe
 

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If not, I just got one on Ebay for $13.99 from an out fit in Georgia. Works like a charm. They also included the firewall mechanism.
 

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Curious, how'd you get it open?

If you want to tempt fate...Once I got mine open, I took out the hair pin spring from the receiver part on the hood and closed the hood. The interior lever worked and the hood popped open. MAKE SURE YOUR LEVER AND CABEL ROTATE THE SPEAR THAT ENGAGES THE HOOD !! MAKE SURE THAT SPEAR MOVES WHEN IT ENCOUNTERS RESISTANCE AND THAT THE CABEL IS FIRMLY ATTACHED. INSTALL A BACK UP CABEL.
 

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Once I got mine open, I took out the hair pin spring from the receiver part on the hood and closed the hood. The interior lever worked and the hood popped open
Considering its the hairpin that actually keeps the hood down on the spear, and thus latched shut, it's not a huge surprise that it opened.

What's creepy is what was causing it to stick down when the hairpin wasn't there for the latch to engage to begin with?
 

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I was surprised it stayed latched shut. Go figure. My hood got stuck shut because one side of the hair pin broke and caught on one side of the spear.
 

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This was recent. Another adventure in hood land. It was quite a positive latch, was tempted not to replace the receiver. Ebay had one for $13.99 and that included the firewall part as well.
 
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