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    Thread: Hood latch doesn't lock

    1. 08-16-2006 11:27 PM #1
      I posted this in the the technical section but I really want to figure this out today. I'm installing a FMIC and I loosened the hood latch and removed the grille. Now I can't get the hood to lock into the down position. Seems like no matter how I adjust the latch, the little red handle just pops out and the hood just bounces(though semi-locked). Please help!

    2. 08-17-2006 12:39 AM #2
      Anybody? I don't really want to be driving around again tomorrow with my hood bouncing up and down

    3. 08-17-2006 01:00 AM #3
      try to move the latch or make sure the hood is lined up corectly, i had the same problem with me cf hood, but i just had to adjust the latch.

    4. 08-17-2006 01:14 AM #4
      Quote, originally posted by chump10404 »
      try to move the latch or make sure the hood is lined up corectly, i had the same problem with me cf hood, but i just had to adjust the latch.

      Thanks, that's what I was hoping. I'll just keep trying.


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      08-17-2006 01:15 AM #5
      mine is off a little too...just did a front end swap....i dont think the hood is centered.....did you remove your hood recently?

    6. 08-17-2006 01:15 AM #6
      i just slam mine and it locks after my FMIC install

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      08-18-2006 11:39 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by shawshank »
      mine is off a little too...just did a front end swap....i dont think the hood is centered.....did you remove your hood recently?

      Same for me and now my hood wont close....


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      08-18-2006 11:45 PM #8
      I tried to run over some a**hole who wouldn't move from in front of my car(jumped out of his giant 4x4 to rage on me), he ended up on top of my hood(too bad it wasn't under my car) now it's cocked a bit but thank god it doesn't do what yours does.

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      08-19-2006 01:35 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by GTImeister »
      I tried to run over some a**hole who wouldn't move from in front of my car(jumped out of his giant 4x4 to rage on me), he ended up on top of my hood(too bad it wasn't under my car) now it's cocked a bit but thank god it doesn't do what yours does.

      lol, thats kind of funny.

      Thank god you didn't kill a guy.


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      08-19-2006 08:59 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by Robman »

      lol, thats kind of funny.

      Thank god you didn't kill a guy.


      yeah but I was trying to maim him.


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      09-30-2006 10:56 PM #11
      Try pulling the latch toward you or away if not adjust it like was previously said, I am really considering an audi tt latch swap.

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      10-01-2006 12:21 AM #12
      Try loosening the three bolts in below the latch behind the grille. Once those are loose try pulling the latch up and while holding it re-tighten them.
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