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Mazda Open Hood Instructions

This guide provides instructions on how to open the hood on Mazda vehicles.

Mazda Open Hood Instructions



  1. Park the vehicle, turn off the ignition, and engage the parking brakes. 
  2. If the battery is dead, pull out the metal key from inside the keyfob, remove the cover on the driver's door handle and manually unlock the driver's door. 
  3. Locate the hood release under the dashboard on the driver's side. Pull on the hood release until you hear the hood pop open. how to open the hood on  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Mazda Mazda5 Mazda 5
  4. Release the hood safety latch at the front of the hood. The safety latch is under the hood.where is the hood release latch on  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Mazda Mazda5 Mazda 5
  5. Open the hood of your Mazda and secure it up using the prop rod. On newer Mazda vehicles, the hood should stay open on its own.

Opening a Mazda hood is a simple procedure. 

If the hood doesn't pop open, check the hood release under the dashboard. The cable may have come off. 


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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.