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.
  1. Lift and release the hood latch.
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  1. Open the hood.The hood strut automatically supports the hood.
Closing the Hood
  1. Lower the hood until it engages on to the secondary latch.
  1. Firmly push down on the front of the hood to close it fully.
Note:   Make sure that the hood is correctly closed.