If you’re a Jeeper, you’ll share my pain; One thing that Jeeps don’t have is a factory installed hood lock. I finally got myself a “BOLT LOCK” from Amazon and installed it this morning. It took ~20min – start to finish. Simple and Easy. Now I can rest in peace when leaving my Jeep in public parking. And, best part is the lock works w/ my Jeep key. One key does it all.
I did however face a minor issue w/ my copy of the BOLT LOCK. For some reason, the latch did not want to unlock all the way. Consequently, I loosened the inside hex-nut and displaced the latch to the right position and re-secured the hex-nut in place. That solve the issue. The hex-nut goes over a notched shaft which the latch rides on. By simply displacing the latch and ensuring that it re-seats on the shaft-notch, the lock works like a charm.
Tools I needed for the install: