You are right about the hood.onekk wrote: ↑Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:53 pm No this is the part that you have to press once you have opened the hood with the innner lever or similar thing.
It is a hook that block the opening so if the hood is not correctly closed (or opened during the car run) hood is not projected onto the windshield with some catastrophic consequences.
Prices are rather high, as the price is not related to the "production cost" of the part, it has to incorporate also the logistic behind to have a supply at original part dealer, so for a little bit of plastic you could have a lot of "fixed cost" charged on the price because:
- each part must have:
- a position in spare part catalogue
- a price in the spare part price list
- and so on
- many parts are simply "stored" someplace to be "ready to deliver" and also this "storage room" as a cost.
Usually there are some "central storage" usually maybe base upon Nation, or State or even more "granular" depending on the "importance of the part" int term of "vehicle stop time".
You have a different "tolerance" in term of "time to supply" based on a simple question "this part will stop the vehicle at the shop".
Plus part that break frequently are "more available" than part that "nearly never break".
But there are many considerations as each maker has a different policy.
I saw oil gauges, plugs, etc but no front hood lever as a spare part. That is importer policy, how they manage their storage, and what market wants.