How to Open Mercedes-Benz Hood All the Way

DIY Cost: $0
Est. Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Very Easy

This guide provides instructions on how to open the hood to the maximum vertical angle. Opening a Mercedes-Benz all the way up makes it a lot easier to work on the engine and service the car. 

Procedure

  1. Park the vehicle on level ground and set the parking brakes.
  2. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and open the hood.
  3. Pull the hood up a little bit and pull the latch just beneath the hood.presshood

     

  4. Find the lock button on the hood support then press it and move the hood down and up to release the lock.

  5. Now you can place the hood at the maximum opening angle.

For Mercedes Benz S-class W221

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  1. Park the vehicle on level ground and set the parking brakes.
  2. Pull the hood release lever under the dashboard and open the hood.
  3. Release the hood latch and lift the hood.
  4. Find the hood support lock and press it.
  5. Move the hood up and down to free up the lock.
  6. Now you can place the hood at the vertical angle.

Opening a Mercedes-Benz all the way up puts the hood in a vertical position or 90-degree angle. 

Frequently Asked Question

Why do you need to open the hood to the maximum angle?

  • You need to open the hood to the maximum angle so that it will not limit your movement whenever you need to work under the bonnet.

Applications

This tip works on all Mercedes-Benz models including E-Class, C-Class, S-Class, ML-Class, GL-Class, R-Class, CLS, CLK, G, and other models. 


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How to Open Mercedes-Benz Hood All the Way Procedure Park the vehicle on level ground and set the parking brakes. Pull the hood release under the dashboard and open the hood. Pull the hood up a little bit and pull the latch just beneath the hood.