Notice: Install new, unpainted parts according to these instructions! Then remove parts, paint them and re-install. Painted or Altered Parts are Non-Refundable! (Excludes Cervini pre-painted parts)
Step 1: Adjust hood until proper alignment with matching panels is achieved.
Step 2: Adjust primary latch until it fits into the latch opening on the hood without hitting any perimeter edges of the opening. Make sure when the hood is closed you can hear the latch “click” onto the hood.
Step 3: After you here it click, test it to be sure it’s working properly by grabbing the front edge of the hood and slowly pulling upward with a steady even pressure. If the hood opens it’s not adjusted properly; repeat STEP 2 until hood cannot be pulled open after it’s closed.
Step 4: WARNING: MAKE SURE THE SAFETY CATCH IS WORKING PROPERLY!
To ensure the safety catch is working properly, close the hood, pull the hood release from inside the car and the hood will partially open. Slowly pull up on the hood while firmly shaking the hood up and down. If the hood opens without pulling the safety catch lever then the latch needs to be re-adjusted. The safety catch prevents the hood from opening in the event that the primary latch fails.
Step 5: Locate the hood stoppers located on each side of the radiator support. Adjust upward until they apply a small amount of pressure to the underside of the hood when it is closed. This will prevent the hood from shaking or rocking. For additional adjustment up and down, remove the primary latch from the radiator support. There are two dowels that interlock the latch to the radiator support. With a center punch and a hammer hit them and they will fall out.
Step 6: Installing the Vent Inserts: Included in the hardware packet is a roll of 3M double sided tape. After the vent inserts have been painted, install the 3M double sided tape along the inside edge of the inserts as shown in Fig.C. After the hood has been painted remove the double sided tape backing from the vent inserts and place them in the openings located in the rear of the hood as shown in Fig D. Be sure to center the inserts in the opening. Firmly press on the edges of the trim ring to secure it to the hood.