What are hood pins used for?

Answer In the past, hood pins were rarely, but occasionally, used to securely latch the hood in place on a vehicle at high speeds. However, more often than not hood pins have been used for decoration. The... Read More »

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What are hood pins?

Hood pins are a safety device used to keep the hood of a vehicle from accidentally coming open while driving down the road. Hood pins are an alternative to other safety devices with the same functi... Read More »

How to Drill Hood Pins?

Hood pins are an aftermarket addition to vehicle hoods to hold the hoods down. Aftermarket hoods are often seen on specially made cars such as race cars, kit cars, and muscle cars. Vehicle hoods th... Read More »

How to Open the Hood of a Ford Explorer With a Broken Hood Cable?

The hood cable in a Ford Explorer runs from the hood latch to the hood release lever, inside the vehicle. This cable connects the interior hood release lever to the hood latch underneath the leadin... Read More »

How to Open a Hood on a Geo Tracker When the Hood Latch Cable Is Broken?

The hood latch cable on a Geo Tracker is made from braided steel wire. This cable runs through a piece of small-diameter plastic conduit and terminates at the hood latch release lever inside the ve... Read More »