View Full Version : A warning for Avanti owners about their hood latch

08-29-2006, 02:45 AM
As much as that shelf at the firewall looks like a GREAT place to
store tools while doing a repair on your Avanti, AVOID the temptation
to do this!! Tonight, I spent about an hour trying to get my hood
open because something (still dont know what) was in the way of the
drivers side hood latch releasing!! I got the pass side to release
and grabbed the rod only to have it pull out while I was pulling on
it!! I was able to lasso the latch with a coat hanger, and pull with
all my might - finally whatever was in the way ... moved. I oiled
everything, and the latches work better then they ever have. I just
thought it was worth sharing .. I had visions of missing the Show on
Saturday because I couldnt open my hood!!


08-29-2006, 07:20 AM
There are rubber plugs underneath each latch. In an emergency, remove the plugs and operate the latch with a screwdriver...

08-29-2006, 12:18 PM
I was looking at that .. but it didnt feel like rubber. It was hard
like fiberglass. I was thinking, why put a hole right under the latch
and then fill it with fiberglass? So what you are saying is that the
hard piece I was feeling is/was actually rubber?[:0]


08-29-2006, 01:04 PM
Knock em' out and replace them with new soft ones just in case you needed to get in again.:)

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