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By YOUCANIC on May 7, 2019

How to open Acura hood

Step-by-step instructions on how to open the hood on any Acura car.

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 driver side, to the left of your gas and brake pedal. 


Step 1

Open the driver's door. 

how to open acura hood

If the car battery is dead, you will need to remove the metal key from your key fob and open the door manually. See video below for more details. 

Step 2

Pull the hood release under the dash. The hood release is located under the dashboard on the driver's side. 

hood release in acura tl

Location of hood release in Acura TL. 

locaiton of hood release acura tlx

Location of hood release on 2016 Acura TLX. Hood release is below the fuel and trunk open button shown in this picture.

Step 3

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 will help you open the hood on Acura TL, CL, RL, TSX, RDS, ILX, TLX, RLX, MDX, ZDX.



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Janet, 2019-03-26

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.

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