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).
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.
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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