Miscellaneous

What are bonnet pins for?

What are bonnet pins for?

Bonnet pins are designed to replace the standard, usually cable operated, release mechanism by mounting directly through the bonnet and securing in place onto the body underneath. Having been used in motorsport competition for years, bonnet pins are designed as a quick and easy way to gain access to the engine bay.

What size are hood pins?

Hood Pins are available in 2″, 3″, 4″ and 5″ lengths and we have all the hardware available to make complete assemblies, i.e. Clips, Plates, Sleeves and Cables. 24″ Hood Pin Cable.

Are hood pins easy to install?

Thankfully hood pins can keep it secure and look good doing it. Hood pins have long been an icon of muscle cars, but easily installing hood pins on your ride can be a bit tricky. After all, this involves drilling a hole through your hood, so you certainly want to make sure you get it right the first time.

How do Hoodpins work?

These pins keep the hood buttoned down in the event the main latch should fail – preventing the hood panel from flying open at speed. This often happens after accidents, that’s why many racetracks require hood pins to be fitted on competition cars.

How long does it take to install hood pins?

Total time to install about 37 minutes, barring the smoke breaks and running to the workshop to get the Dremel.

What is a OEM hood pin?

A hood-pin is a switch which indicates whether the hood of a vehicle is open or closed. Some brands of car alarms and/or remote starters (Autostart, Astrostart etc.) require a working hood-pin in order to access key fob programming and/or feature programming.

How do you install hood pins?

How to Install Hood Pins on Your Car

  1. Materials Needed.
  2. Step 1: Measure a 6 inch distance from the edge of the hood.
  3. Step 2: Mark the drill point on the hood.
  4. Step 3: Drill the hole in your hood.
  5. Step 4: Install the pin.
  6. Step 5: Install plate with nuts and bolts.