- Open the driver's door. If the car battery is dead, you will need to remove the metal key from your key fob and open the door manually. See the video below for more details.
- Pull the hood release under the dash. The hood release is located under the dashboard on the driver's side—the location of the hood release in Acura TL.
- 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 trunk open button shown in this picture.
- 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 instruction on how to open 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 very easy and takes only a couple of minutes. The hood release is located under the dashboard on the driver side, to the left of your gas and brake pedal.