hi all have owned my atlanta blue zed with tan leather interior for about 4 mths now its a 1.9 auto with less than 46'000 on the clock FSH and two lady owners..not a scratch on it...am so happy with it easily the most fun car I have ever had! however a couple of (minor) issues have come up, the most annoying being the at first intermittent power hood failure, I did a search and found the most likely cause was the hood microswitch and have established this is the case, I have seen the microswitch replacement "how to" with the maplins switch and it looks like a good solution..however my question is this why not just bypass the thing altogether? it seems to me as long as you remember to manually lift the hood before engaging the pump/motor then you won't risk damaging the hood and it seems like a "weak point" in the hood design anyway..seeing as i don't intend to sell the car it will just be me using it. at present I have disengaged the motor and am using it manually. secondly the screen washer pump has packed up, so any recommendations on a cheap but reliable replacement part would be great ,I intend to do the work myself as it seems a simple job to do. many thanks in advance for any advice you can give.