Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: United Kingdom
Alfa 159 bonnet catch broken
Annoying issue, I was just finishing working on the car when I went to shut the bonnet, dropped it from half height and as it landed I heard a snap. Turns out somehow the catch may not have been properly in place and has snapped the release catch almost completely off, luckily I can still open it, but it's an annoying issue notheless.
What's the best way to rectify this, it's only the plastic extended tab so to speak, not the entire mechanism at fault. Mine was pretty stubborn to open sometimes though so the plastic wasn't going to always be up to the task.
I've seen full bonnet catches on google for £70, but ideally I'm looking for a cheaper fix. And steel catches? Or can I make an alternate bonnet release with cable on the latch pulling from one side?
2007 159 1.9 JTDM - Argento with Full Black Leather
Wheels: 18" Multi-spoke in Dark Anthracite
Engine Mods: DPF/EGR Delete/De-Swirled
Lighting Mods: 6000K HID's, 100% LED Conversion, Tri-Halo Conversion
Audio Mods (Not Installed): Genesis Series 3 4 Channel + 2 Channel, Focal K2Power, Audison Bit.1 Processor + Peerless XLS 10
Future Mods/ Fixes: Powerflex Bushes, Wizard Exhaust, Wheel bearing,