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Old 02-21-2010, 10:42 AM   #1
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How do I remove the hood latch mount?

I replaced my right front fender a while ago, and it came with the bottom of the hood latch on, but no actual latch.
I tried removing it, but the bolt spins and I cant get a grip on it because the bar that holds the latch in is in the way.

Anybody know how to remove it?

Here's a picture of it, and my temporary solution I have been using.

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Old 02-21-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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Unfortunately I had the same problem. They are pressed in and aren't supposed to spin but sometimes they do. I tried a bunch of things and in the end I just ended cutting it off and getting a new one.

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That's what I thought, I just don't want to hurt my fender in the process by slipping and cutting a huge whole in it or something.
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Yeah I was lucky. I was trying to get it off of my old fender and I wasn't to worried about damaging it. Good luck and take your time, I am sure you will be successful.
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Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:49 PM   #7
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Why not cut the pin out, then use a set of needle nose vice grips to hold the bolt?
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:54 PM   #8
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Why not cut the pin out, then use a set of needle nose vice grips to hold the bolt?
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Good idea, I'll try that.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:38 AM   #10
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Rather than cutting the pin out,take a hacksaw blade and cut the 2 plastic legs that hold the pin.Then you can get a visegrip or channel lock pliers on the head of the bolt from the side.There isnt much to grab as the bolt head isnt a hex so you need all the room you can get........
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Use a dremmel tool to cut a notch on top of the bolt then use a screw driver to hold it from spinning

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