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Hood Pin Mod Remote Start Alarm System Pictorial

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Forum Name: Car Security and Convenience - Alarm/Remote Start Pictorials
Forum Discription: Installer submitted Alarm, Keyless Entry, and Remote Start Pictorials from our Car Security and Convenience forum.
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Printed Date: September 18, 2021 at 8:51 AM


Topic: Hood Pin Mod Remote Start Alarm System Pictorial

Posted By: vinchinzo
Subject: Hood Pin Mod Remote Start Alarm System Pictorial
Date Posted: October 25, 2012 at 6:33 PM

I installed my hood pin today. I looked and looked for a good spot to place the pin into the metal frame and I really couldnt find a spot I liked that would be free from water and also not get broke off if someone was working on the engine (like when installed in the front of car). So I rigged up something with a old dryer plug bracket I had laying around =)

This was what the bracket originally was like. I just bent the curves straight, folded one end of the back down, then shot it with some primer and black paint..
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How I made it work..
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I soldered a wire on to the metal bracket to make ground. You could make ground in another way but I feel it would help save from corrosion of any sort. I also made sure the top of the pin hit the hood head on by slowly closing the hood and looking inside and bending it slightly until it was right. I know if it his sideways sooner or later it would just break probably..

This mod would probably work with alot of different cars =)
(this was on a 04 mountaineer/explorer)


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When in doubt....kick it!



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Posted By: vinchinzo
Date Posted: October 25, 2012 at 6:49 PM
This is where I bought the pin at for $2.98
Hood pin at amazon.com

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