We remove the hood and the air intake grille for replacement or repair

Removing the air intake grille

We also remove the air intake grille to approach the windshield wiper, as well as when replacing the windshield

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Removing the wiper levers

We remove the washer hose from the niche of the grille of the air intake box, removing it from the holders

How to remove the hood and grille of the Mazda 6

Disconnect the windshield washer hoses from the hoses of the jets

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Unscrew, but not completely, the three clamps of the pistons fastening the left side of the air intake duct. Take out the pistons and remove the left part of the air intake box

The location of the mounting pistons of the left side of the air intake box is shown by the arrows in the photo

How to remove the hood and grille of the Mazda 6

Removing the hood seal

In the same way, we remove the right part of the air intake box

How to remove the hood and grille of the Mazda 6

The location of the mounting pistons on the right side of the air intake is shown by the arrows

We install the grid and all the parts in reverse order

Removing and installing the hood

It is advisable to remove the hood with an assistant

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We tear off the hood by pulling on the handle of the drive of its lock

Press the lever and remove the safety hook from the lock

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After that, we install the hood on the stop

If the hood is not removed for replacement, mark its position relative to the hinges

How to remove the hood and grille of the Mazda 6

Holding the hood, unscrew the hinge bolts and remove the hood

Installing the hood in reverse order

Removing and adjusting the hood lock

Tear off the hood and install it on the stop

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We remove the protective cover of the hood lock, overcoming the force of the clamps

We remove the tip of the hood lock drive cable sheath from the lock support bracket and from the lock lever groove

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Unscrew two bolts and remove the hood lock

Installing the hood lock in reverse order

Before installing the lock, lubricate its locking mechanism with lithol

If the lock is not clearly locked after installation or is difficult to unlock, adjust its position

Loosen the bolts securing the lock and moving it vertically within the oval holes of the supporting bracket, we achieve a clear operation of the lock