Something you have probably not looked into for a while but it is worth checking their condition from time to time. These plastic caps are ageing and are prone to cracking or even breaking after a while.
The Jass Performance replacement caps are exact copies of the original ones but made from superior material with added carbon fibre for rigidity and graphite to reduce friction (and of course prolong their life).
Two versions were available for the MX5 NA-NB-NBFL:
1. The one with the more pointy end was used for all latches until roughly 2003.
2. The one with the more flat nose was used in the latter latches, used in NBFLs after 2003 (until 2005).
Of course the latch/catch combination can be replaced in all cars and it is mandatory to check yours before placing an order.
They are sold as single replacement per side, as they are not always needed for both sides.
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