Steeda Interior Hood Latch Release Lever Billet Aluminum Mustang 2015-2021

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HDLA20-V
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Steeda Billet Aluminum Interior Hood Latch Release Lever for all 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Mustangs.

The flimsy plastic design of the interior Hood Latch Release Lever for 2015-2021 Mustangs tends to break after repeated use while popping your hood for maintenance or the latest modification. Steeda has come up with the perfect solution with this Billet Aluminum Interior Hood Latch Release Lever available at CJ Pony Parts!

Features and Benefits:
- Durable 6061 Billet Aluminum Construction
- Available in Machined, Anodized Black, or Anodized Red Finishes
- Curved Design for more Leverage
- Adds Style to your Mustangs Interior
- Easy Installation
- Made in the USA

With a durable 6061 billet aluminum construction, Steeda has engineered an interior hood latch release lever that will handle repeated use much better than the factory plastic piece. A more ergonomic, curved design provides a better feel with improved leverage while popping the hood. This new and improved latch lever will not only make popping the hood on your Mustang easier and more reliable but with three beautiful finishes to choose from the latch will also add a stylish new look to your Mustangs interior! Made in the USA, this latch is designed to completely replace the factory latch for an easy and quick installation.

Vehicle Fitment:
- 2015-2021 Mustang

Installation Difficulty

Easy
Easy

Novice skill is required for this installation.

Installation Videos

Video Transcript

Oftentimes on the newer Mustangs, there's some small pieces that you would never think would fail until they actually do. The reverse lockout is a perfect choice. A lot of times people never think that would actually break, but now that we know it's a two-piece design. The plastic does break over time but thanks to the aftermarket, there's a lot of solutions.

Another part you may not be thinking of is the interior hood latch release. Now, I've worked on a lot of S550 Mustangs and some of the hoods are a lot tighter than others. I found that release really will flex when you go to pop the hood. Steeda realized this was an issue as well and came up with these billet releases. Today, we're going to install one on my 2015 Mustang GT.

If you've been in the Mustang game for a while, you know that the interior hood latch breaking is definitely nothing new in the Mustang world. While the new one is a nice design, it is still plastic and can break over time. These Steeda units are made of billet aluminum and available in your choice of a natural finish, a black anodized or red anodized and will be a direct replacement for the factory piece.

Here's a comparison just for an idea between the Steeda piece and the stock piece. You see the Steeda's more ergonomic as well, easier to get a grip on than the factory piece. Again, like I said, billet aluminum construction versus plastic.

Now the installation might seem intimidating but it's actually very easy as this is just the handle. The mechanism is behind here. We don't have to change anything in the mechanism. All you need for the installation is a quarter drive 10 millimeter socket and a small flat head screwdriver. First thing you'll do is just pop this cap off, get the screwdriver underneath it and it comes right off. To get the latch off, there's two small clips you have to depress. There's one up top here and one down here.

Now you can do it with a screwdriver, do it once at a time but if you have a small quarter drive socket, you put the socket in, press them both at the same time and wiggle this until it comes off. Now the new lever from Steeda is simply going to pop in place. What you got to do though, if you look, there's two cutouts. Just want to make sure you line them up properly, pop it in place and your installation's finished.

The Steeda interior hood latch release, again, is one of those products you probably aren't going to think about until your factory plastic one breaks and then you can't open your hood. It's definitely a nice upgrade over the original and also very easy to install. Take you only about five minutes, you'll be back on the road in no time.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

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