Bestop Replacement Hood Latch Installation - 1995 Jeep Wrangler

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How to Install the Bestop Replacement Hood Latch on a 1995 Jeep Wrangler


Today on our 1995 Jeep Wrangler, we will be installing the Bestop Replacement Hood Latch in Black, part number B5129101. Also available in Chrome, part number B5129100. The Bestop Hood Latches are going to fit your 1942 through 1995 Jeep CJ, YJ, Wrangler and even Scrambler. The latch is spring-loaded and pivots to hold your hood in place. The kit comes with 2 latches and all the hardware you need to get them installed. Both colors will compliment your Jeep nicely but the black ones come in a powder coat finish so they're going to resist rust and corrosion.

Now that we've gone over some of the features, I'll go ahead and show you how to get it installed. You're going to find particularly with your older Jeeps, that they're all rusted out and are prime for a replacement. We're going to go ahead and take it off and replace it with new ones. To remove the bottom portion of the hood latch, we're going to need to remove these here so you'll need to get underneath the wheel well and take those out. Now, we spray this with some spray lubricant just to help loosen up the nuts. Let's go ahead and start taking those off.

The next one, you can take off the upper portion of our latch so let's crack open the hood. Now, we can go ahead and grab our hook portion of the latch. We need to make sure that the hook is facing towards the hood and then we can just use our existing holes. We'll just set it over the holes, get it nice and lined up. Then we can grab our included hardware, going to run that through and then put the nuts on the other side.

Now, I'm putting the nuts on the bottom. It's not a bad idea to out some pressure on the top of the latch just to hold those screws in place. Now, let's go ahead and snug that up. Now, for the top portion of the latch, we just need to make sure that the notch end is facing up as you see here and then we'll just put our included hardware in just the same as below. Now, that we've repeated the same process on the other side, let's go ahead an shut the hood. Perfect.

That's going to complete our install on the Bestop Replacement Hood Latch, part number B5129101 in Black on our 1995 Jeep Wrangler.

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