Opening the Hood
Hood Release Handle Under the Instrument Panel
  1. Pull the hood release lever.
  1. Slightly lift the hood.
Auxiliary Latch Under the Hood
  1. Move the catch to the right to release the hood.
Hood Strut
  1. Open the hood and support it with the hood strut.
Closing the Hood
  1. Remove the hood strut from the catch and secure it correctly in the clip.
  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.