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How to Open Hood Kia Step-by-Step Instruction

Last Updated on Friday May 18, 2018

This article provides step by step instructions on how to open the hood on any Kia vehicle including models such as Rio, Sedona, Optima, Forte, Niro, Borrego, K9, Cerato, Sportage

How to open hood on a Kia

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Step 1: Pull the hood release lever located under the dashboard on the driver's side. 

Step 2: The hood should pop up. 

Step 3: Locate the hood latch release at the front of the hood. Push the secondary latch in order to release the hood. 

Step 4: Raise the hood slowly. If the hood has gas support the hood will stay up on its own once you lift it halfway up. Otherwise use the hood support rod to secure the hood in the up position. 

Kia Hood Won't Open

It is not uncommon for the hood release to not open the hood on Kia vehicles such as Optima, Forte, Rio, Sedona. Here is a list of what can typically cause hood stuck problems.

So what do you do if your Kia hood is stuck or won't open? Here are a few tips. 


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