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Solenoids either side under bonnet/hood latches – what are they?

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Hi Guys,


Had my car for a couple of year now and I notice under the hood latches at windscreen end there are these things that look like solenoids behind battery on one side and brake system on the other side

What do they do?, It driving me nuts and can't find any info anywhere

there to far back for suspension , Air bag system maybe

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Hi Ausmo

they are pyrotechnic solenoids.

if you hit a pedestrian ( or anything hard) , they fire off and lift the bonnet up at the back to help cushion the impact of said pedestrian.

there are sensors in the front of the car that sense when something hits the front hard enough.



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