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Hood latch replacement

Hood latch replacement

Hood latch replacement cost at a shop

A hood latch replacement costs between $50 and $295. The price really depends on whether the part is a dealer-only item or whether it can be purchased in the aftermarket for less.

The labor to replace a hood latch is usually less than .5-.75 hours.

Hood latch replacement cost examples

A replacement hood latch for a 2010 Mazda CX-7 with an alarm system costs about $150 from the dealer. The same latch without an alarm switch is around $80. However, an aftermarket latch for this vehicle costs around $50 (without alarm).

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Hood latch replacement steps

Most hood latches are held in place by three bolts. The technician unhooks the hood release cable, disconnects the alarm switch and removes 3 bolts. Then install the new latch in reverse.

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Most common cause of hood latch failure

Rust is the most common cause of hood latch failure. It can cause a hood won’t open condition.

The best way to prevent this is to lubricate the hood latch with spray white lithium grease.

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