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dsteinaz

Touch Up For Hood Release Latch

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Any suggestions for touching up a silver hood release latch without disassembling the whole unit. Ive noticed many latches are scuffed up even in newer model 996's.

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I just bought a new one and changed it out. I don't think that replacing the handle in place and having it look good will be very easy.

Pulling the whole unit apart is not that tough. The worst part is having to pay ~$75-80 for the new handle.

Dan

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If you get a new clean one, then put a layer of ScotchCal film on it. This is the clear film that is used on rocker panels to prevent rock chips. To apply it, clean the silver handle with adhesive remover, and then lay on an oversized piece of film. Use a heat gun to fit it to the handle.

You should be able to pick up a scrap at any installer of Stone Guard. You can also buy an 8x10 sheet of it from your Audi Parts counter

It is described as "Foil" and the P/N is AKL-448-300-04. It is a little expensive by this route, at $18 a sheet.

I use this stuff to protect lots of high scuff areas on the car. Properly installed, it is invisible.

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Hello,

I would like to do this - How about a 'How to replace the trunk release levers guide'?

Good tip on the protective film!

Koenig

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Hello,

I would like to do this - How about a 'How to replace the trunk release levers guide'?

Good tip on the protective film!

Koenig

You mean like this Edited by Loren
Fixed link

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Dan,

Where did you get the new handle for this price?

Also, has anyone ever considered changing the lever system to the electronic button system the newer Carreras have?

I just bought a new one and changed it out. I don't think that replacing the handle in place and having it look good will be very easy.

Pulling the whole unit apart is not that tough. The worst part is having to pay ~$75-80 for the new handle.

Dan

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Loren, the link doesn't work anymore, can't seem the DIY.

how to replace trunk/hood release handles.

can you post it again plz.

thanks

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Loren, the link doesn't work anymore, can't seem the DIY.

how to replace trunk/hood release handles.

can you post it again plz.

thanks

Fixed - it should work now.

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Hey guys, is there a way to adjust the tension on the release for the trunk/engine compartment? Mine is really loose!

Edited by Sauber_f1

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