Need to open your Acura hood to check your vehicle’s maintenance fluids? Follow these simple procedures below to access your Acura’s engine bay.


  • Open the driver’s door. If the car battery is dead, you must manually remove the metal key from your key fob and open the door.

Pull the hood release under the dash. The hood release is under the dashboard on the driver’s side—the location of the hood release in Acura TL.acura hood release location

Here is the location of the hood release on a 2016 Acura TLX, which may apply to many other models. The hood release is below the fuel and the trunk release/lever.

Open the hood of your Acura. If your Acura has a hood prop rod, place it in the correct location. Most Acura’s have hood lifts to help keep the hood in the up position.

This guide provides instructions on opening the hood on Acura vehicles, including the TL, CL, RL, TSX, RDS, ILX, TLX, RLX, MDX, and ZDX.

Opening the hood on an Acura is easy and takes only a few minutes. The hood release is under the dashboard on the driver’s side, to the left of your gas and brake pedal.

We hope you find the How to Open Acura Hood guide helpful. For more help, check these troubleshooting and repair guides for your Acura vehicle.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I Pull the release side the car fine. I cannot get the hood open. Do I push the lever,under the hood, pull it? I have tried everything but can’t get the hood to release on my Acura CL.