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Kia Optima Open Hood Instructions

Step-by-step procedure on how to open the hood on a 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

Kia Optima Open Hood Instructions
ESTIMATED TIME 1 - 2 mins
DIY COST $ 0
DIFFICULTY Very Easy

Procedure

  1. Unlock the vehicle and open the driver's door.Opening the driver's door of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  2. Pull the hood release located under the dashboard.Hood release of 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  3. Go to the front of the vehicle.Going in front of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  4. Unlock the hood latch by sliding your hand under the hood and sliding the tab above the emblem.Unlocking the hood latch of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  5. Pull the hood up until the hydraulic hood struts are in the up position.Opening the hood of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

If the hood doesn't stay up, follow our tutorial on how to replace the hood strut supports on a Kia Optima. 

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Notes

Safety Tips

Auto Repair Safety Notes

 

  • If the hood doesn't release it can be because the cable is broken or the hood latch is misaligned. 
  • If you are opening the hood on the side of the road, make sure to turn on the hazard lights. 
  • Always turn off the engine, place the shifter in Park, and set the parking brakes. 
Kia Optima Open Hood Instructions Step-by-step procedure on how to open the hood on a 2016-2020 Kia Optima.