JensonHealey, I just read the message that wdaly had sent me and I checked my '89 convertible in the garage. The '89's use a single hood latch on the rear of the hood where earlier Avantis has one latch on each side at the rear of the engine bay. I did get a couple of pics of the latch and there is a rubber plug in the body under the latch assembly. I'm too tired to get under the dash, but the rubber plug should be visible at the top of the bulkhead above where the steering column goes through the firewall. As in the older Avantis, a long shaft screwdriver could be worked up to the top of the latch and used to pry the hood pin loose from the latch. I hope this helps to get your hoods up.