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number2 
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Has anyone rigged up a simple solenoid that will lock the hood safety latch in place when the alarm is triggered?
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I suggest a mechanical hood lock. Directed Electronics had one years ago but still might be available 565T or 566T or 567T. It had a T handle inside the vehicle with a key lock. Electronic hood lock can fail or will not unlatch with a dead battery (and guess where the battery is).
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I was thinking of something a bit more simple. Just a solenoid that pushes a rod through a hole or just against the latch and retracts with with no power.
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number2 wrote:
a solenoid that pushes a rod through a hole or just against the latch and retracts with with no power.

A solenoid without power might be a challenge to find.

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Big Dog wrote:

A solenoid without power might be a challenge to find.

push-type, spring-return solenoid.
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That being the case, it would be drawing power the whole time your system was armed. You would find yourself with a dead battery all the time.
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Is there a way to have it activated only when the alarm is triggered??
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Well, what if the alarm was triggered because the hood opened? Honestly if someone really wants to get under your hood, they could easily cut the wires to such a device. Whats under your hood your so worried about anyway?
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sti05 wrote:
. Whats under your hood your so worried about anyway?
Really?

What good is an alarm if someone can disable the siren in a few short seconds.

I was thinking this could be an altertantive to a backup battery. Plus it could throw someone off their corse of action if they end up frustrated because they can't get the safety latch to move.

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I guess, just it seems more trouble than it's worth. By all means try it. Id like to see how you make it work.
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