Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lakeland FL & Lake Oconee GA
Ferrari Life Posts: 66
Well, I'm so sick of these OEM and all the other hood shocks not working. I've replaced them with everything....nothing lasts. The hood just starts to droop down even after a few months.
But! With the help of Kenco from the "other forum", I've finally solved the droopy front hood syndrome on the Testarossa !
First, to gain easy access, we will need to raise and keep the front headlights in the open position.
To do this, turn on the main headlights. ( Headlights in up position)
Next, open the hood, since the hood shocks don't work, hold it open with one hand and on the inside front passenger fender, you will see a little black knob. This is the battery off switch. Turn the switch to the off position. This will turn the headlights off while leaving them in the upright position.
Next, find something to support the front hood in the FULL open position. Make sure it's sturdy, well cushioned and firmly placed. While it doesn't seem heavy, once we start removing the shocks, the hood does have enough weight to take your finger off should it fall.
Freeze....Miami Vice !