Q: How do you open the hood?

asked by on December 15, 2015

How do you open the hood?

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.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

What others are asking

gears shift but at a longner rate and the car is revving between 2 and 3 rpm's while driving

If you have not serviced the transmission within the last 60,000 miles, you may want to try that. I recommend you have a shop drain the transmission, remove the pan, and replace the fluid and filter. I prefer doing that...

Car radio randomly turns off by itself

Great question. A battery cell problem can't cause the radio to develop a problem, but a radio issue can certainly kill the battery. It sounds like your Sonic has something called parasitic battery drain. The radio may have been part...

Oil drain bolt leaking

Hi there. Unfortunately, these things do happen as the oil drain plug is removed and installed many times during the life a vehicle. Was there a drain plug gasket on the drain plug you installed? If not, this will definitely...

What does it mean if the Vehicle Stability Assist Off indicator comes on?

The vehicle stability assist (VSA) system on your car is designed to help provide better traction, stability and handling during certain driving conditions. However, it doesn’t have to be on, and there are times when you’ll want to turn it...

Low tire presure Advance track and service power steering now

As you may know your vehicle is equipped with electronic power steering which is very different from the traditional hydraulic power steering systems we have known for decades. To provide steering assistance, an electric motor mounted to the side of...

Crank no start on 2004 Ford Escape

Thanks for writing in about your 2004 Ford Escape. When the vehicle does not start, you need to check the fuel pressure and engine for spark. You should scan the computer to see if any codes are set that will...

How do you turn the Park Aid system on or off?

While not all Fusions are equipped with the Park Aid system, if your car is, then you have an important tool for enhancing your safety. Simply put, the system is designed to give you an audible warning if it detects...

How do I use the trip timer?

The trip timer allows you to keep track of how long you have been driving for. When reset, the trip timer will run anytime the car is running, and pause whenever the car is stopped. That way, you can measure...

What does it mean if the message center says “Check AWD” or “AWD Off?”

If your Fusion is an all-wheel drive vehicle, you may see a message saying “Check AWD” or “AWD Off” come across the message center in the car. If the warning tells you that the system needs to be checked, it...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Dodge Caliber
If If you’re looking for a compact car that offers a bit more space with acceptable fuel economy, the 2012 Dodge Caliber is a worthy target. The hatchback design is versatile, while the cooling storage compartment, removable flashlight (rechargeable) and...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Lexus LS
With With a four-generation legacy spanning a quarter of a century, the Lexus LS may not be the riskiest, most cutting-edge vehicle in its class but its devotees don’t mind – the reliability, near perfection of design, and pronounced bent...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Hyundai Veloster
The The 2012 Hyundai Veloster has a practical design while starting at a modest price point. Its unique styling has an eye catching design makes it both fun to look at and exciting to drive. Combine the unique look, price,...