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Adjust hood new hood and hood latch assembly, hood latch doesn't lock in place, all the the way down flush with bumper.where to adjust?

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Loosen the hood latch mounting bolts- you should then be able to move the latch assembly up or down. If you move it down the hood will latch closer to the bumper. Hope this helps

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