Opening the Hood
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  1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood release handle located under the left-hand side of the instrument panel.
  1. Slightly lift the hood.
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  1. Move the catch to the left.
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  1. Open the hood.Support the hood with the strut.
Closing the Hood
  1. Remove the hood strut from the catch and secure it correctly after use.
  1. Lower the hood and allow it to drop under its own weight for the last 8–12 in (20–30 cm).
Note:  Make sure that the hood is correctly closed.