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Old 03-20-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
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Hood Stay (lift) Instal

Got bored yesterday so went out and bought a Gas Hood Stay
then installed it .
Install took about 2 hours
This is going to be a 2 stage install , the first stage is what you see now .
The 2nd stage is the install of a power lock solinoid to open the bonnet at
the push of a button , (so to speak.)
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:17 PM   #2
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Cool , thats on my "to-do" list too , But im gonna pick up a tein hood damper and make it work for the yaris, then i'll make it a kit for Garm to sell to everybody
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:43 PM   #3
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Yeah its a cheap and easy mod to do,total cost of Gas Stay with factory mounts cost me $87.NZ ($48.US approx),stage 2 is a little harder as i need to
make a mounting plate and work out switch placement , for the solinoid
but thats more of a time thing ,
cost wise the switch was $7.00 solinoid $12.
more than happy to help out others with parts so they can do the same.

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Old 03-20-2009, 08:49 PM   #4
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very nice do it yourself!
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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very nice do it yourself!
Sure did , had time too kill
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:20 PM   #6
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where did you buy this i want to do this for my sedan
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:26 PM   #7
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local outlet that sells and regases Gas strut's for vehicles and things
+ most part stores over here sell them as well .
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:57 PM   #8
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Cool , thats on my "to-do" list too , But im gonna pick up a tein hood damper and make it work for the yaris, then i'll make it a kit for Garm to sell to everybody
I'd hit that.
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:22 AM   #9
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Got bored yesterday so went out and bought a Gas Hood Stay
then installed it .
Install took about 2 hours
This is going to be a 2 stage install , the first stage is what you see now .
The 2nd stage is the install of a power lock solinoid to open the bonnet at
the push of a button , (so to speak.)
i want ur trd strut bar
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:29 AM   #10
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Looks like an Ebay bar, with a TRD badge...most TRD logo items have the Red TRD lettering.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:15 PM   #11
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with soliniod fitted, and once i find a suitable switch,
i will try to put up a video of it working at the push of a button.
and the white wire is not staying like that ,it was done to prove that it works
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:23 AM   #12
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It's all finished and working , Yah
what do you think.
can any one tell me how to load a video of it .
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:17 PM   #13
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Good job!
You should upload the video to YouTube and post the link here.
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:45 PM   #14
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I was thinking maybe a relay hooked up to the handbrake so the hood can't open when the car is mooving.
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:27 PM   #15
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I was thinking maybe a relay hooked up to the handbrake so the hood can't open when the car is mooving.
THE hood cannot open unless you pull the normal hood release as
well as push the RED button , safty first .


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Old 03-27-2009, 04:46 PM   #16
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That is unlikely to happen while you are driving
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:19 PM   #17
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Here's a quick vid , sorry about the quality .
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX3p2WxXgfM
i will try and do a better one today.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:24 PM   #18
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Now you need an actuator to lift it up and down from the drivers seat.
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