I’m not a great proponent of advertising (additional) security features on my Land Rovers. Most owners aren’t… for obvious reasons but I’ve been looking for one of these for a while.
It’s be no means covert and in an obvious location on the bodywork so I’m happy to share. It’s also Genuine Optional Equipment. All the doors have locks on them, why not the big lid at the front? I can image circumstance when I don’t want the engine bay accessible to all.
The Bonnet Locking Device (Land Rovers name for it) consists of two elements. The hasp and the turn buckle. Collectively, they make up Optional Equipment part number 332969 but you’re most likely to have to search for the individual parts. Hasp: 332614. Turn buckle: 334525.
To open the hasp, the turnbuckle needs to be rotated 180 degrees and the hasp can pass over it. With a padlock fitted to the turnbuckle, the hasp is captured… All I need now is a suitable padlock…