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Thread: mk1 caddy bonnet keeps popping up! help

  1. #1
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    mk1 caddy bonnet keeps popping up! help

    Right guys, been out in the caddy recently and the bonnet keeps popping up! everything seems to work fine, greased up the mech and adjusted to lockpin so it closes nice. The little spring the i've read up about on the lock mech seems fine too. Every time i go over a bump in the road it sometimes pops up but not all the time. Can anyone suggest anything else to try?

    Thanks

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    Personally I’d replace the striker plate spring lock bit that the cable attaches to.... or lengthen the rod attached to the bonnet.

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    Had this problem with my 82 pickup.
    Got a new release cable as well as the lock mechanism the hood latch goes into. That solved the problem.
    The little spring in your hood latch is most likely not as strong as it once was. Easier to just put in a whole new piece before it pops up at speed and the safety catch does not work.

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