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Q: How do you open the hood?

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How do you open the hood?

A: Opening the hood is vital for a number of t...

Opening the hood is vital for a number of things, including checking fluids like engine oil and washer fluid. It’s also necessary for jumping off the battery, checking fuses and a great deal more. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Locate the hood latch on the left side of the steering wheel under the dash.

  2. Pull it outward (from the bottom).

  3. At the front of the car, lift up on the edge of the hood.

  4. Locate the latch.

  5. Release the latch and raise the hood.

  6. Use the prop rod to support the hood.

To close the hood:

  1. Remove the prop rod and secure it in its clip (while holding the hood up).

  2. Lower the hood to a few inches before it’s closed.

  3. Drop the hood.

  4. Make sure it latches securely.

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