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Billet aluminum top latch locks (pair)

Replacement top latches available in red or black
Billet aluminum top latch locks (pair)
Replace your worn stock top latch locks with these beauties.

Made in the USA

Exclusive to Flyin' Miata

Availability:
Billet aluminum top latch lock, pair, black: 43 in stock
Billet aluminum top latch locks, pair, red: 89 in stock

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Over time, your top latches wear and get loose. We've actually seen ones so bad that the top will come unlatched on the interstate. That's a surprise when that happens.

There's no adjustment for this. So we offer these replacement latches with a few bonus features. Not only will they restore a nice solid click to your top latches, you can adjust them to compensate for wear on the rest of the mechansim. They come with an alternate screw that will make them essentially into a lock, great for latches you rarely want to remove like a hardtop. They even come with a replacement E clip for when you launch the original into orbit when trying to remove it!

Available in low-key black or "press here to eject" red. Engraved with the FM initials.

Easy installation. Sold in pairs - that's enough for one soft top. A hardtop will need two sets if you want to do all four latches. Fits all NA and NB Miatas.

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Additional Information

Additional Information

Part number M21-91000
TÜV approval available No
Fits: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 (non-MSM), 2005 (non-MSM), MSM
Manufacturer Flyin' Miata
Flyin' Miata exclusive Yes
Fits Exocet? No
Proposition 65 Warning: Cancer and reproductive harm
California emissions Emissions regulations do not apply
Reviews

Customer Reviews 6 item(s)

Top Quality - Exactly what I expected
The summary pretty much says it all. I have seen DIY solutions that work, but they don't return to latch to OEM spec. And they tend to be more like the "permanent" solution in the kit. My right-side latch would slowly move toward "unlatched" over 30 to 40 minutes of driving. I definitely had to do something!

I would also like to highly recommend you watch the support video on FM's YouTube channel here -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMgQ_nJYsAI&t=1s

The kit contains a few more parts than you ultimately need and Keith does a great job of explaining your options.

Finally, to address the comment(s) about price; FM's explanation (it may be in the video) is that these are billet aluminum and they don't do large enough runs to get the price down. Cutting the price in half WOULD be nice, but the extra money is worth it to me. This is an elegant solution that brings the latch back to new functionality.
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Review by Mike S / (Posted on 5/21/2020)
A well designed, much needed product
Installed these on a set of front hardtop latches that would no longer lock in place. The kit includes set screws and an optional set of pan head screws that provide even more locking power. I used the pan head screws since the hardtop does not come off often. The factory latch had to be filed a bit to fit the pan head screws, but it’s a very solid lock now. No filing would have been needed for the standard set screws. This is a much cheaper alternative to buying new latches, and since it’s adjustable now they will never need to be replaced.
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Review by Jason / (Posted on 4/27/2020)
High Value
Purchased a set of top latches and caps. I have replaced the latch assembly twice in the past from Mazda. This is a lot cheaper and I believe of better quality. Install went smoothly (although it is not intuitive). Top is now tight and the latches have a solid "clack" when they snap into place.
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Review by T-Boy / (Posted on 4/23/2020)
Works great, the top does not rattle anymore.
Drivers side latch was adjusted as far as it would go, and my latches still rattled over rough road. Now after replacing the "locks" it is tight as a drum. Worth the money.
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Review by Scott / (Posted on 2/26/2020)
Well worth it!
I purchased a set of red top latch locks along with new top lock caps for my 2000 NB. They made a noticeable improvement and I highly recommend them.
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Review by Michael / (Posted on 2/26/2020)
A good solid and useful product
A much needed product. The installation was easy, both latches were done and reinstalled in 1/2 hour. The only problem was launching an E-Clip across the room, but FM had that covered with spare E-Clips in the kit. The support videos walk you through the installation step by step. The adjustable set screw will allow for wear and tear as time goes by as well. The only downside is the price, I'd like to see it a little less expensive.
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Review by John / (Posted on 2/25/2020)
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