Car Maintenance and Repair Tips : How to Open Your Cars Hood for Auto Repair & Maintenance

Car Maintenance and Repair Tips : How to Open Your Cars Hood for Auto Repair & Maintenance


Hi! I’m William Myers with Subaru for Expert
Village. Today I’m going to show you how
to open a hood, first let’s go look at the
hood latch. All Subaru hood latches are located
on the driver side of the car right by the
drivers kick panel right there and all you
do is pull forward and the hood pops, now
let’s go unlatch the hood. There’s a secondary
latch that keeps it from coming up, reach
your hand in just to the driver side of the
car you’ll find a little latch and just
lift up, then all you have to do is take your
pop rod and put your pop rod in your lock.
This is the latch you just push it over and
it’ll unlatch the catch up there and it’s
just spring loaded and that’s the secondary
lock, now that’s how you open your hood.

15 Replies to “Car Maintenance and Repair Tips : How to Open Your Cars Hood for Auto Repair & Maintenance”

  1. thank you so muuuuuch, ive been trying for 25 years to open my hood because my car never starts. Now that ive seen your useful video ive successfully opened my hood, and im now gonna work on replacing every part in my engine. i should be done in about a half hour!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi,
    Could you show how to install a hood release cable and latch for Jeep Wranglers? I purchased a hood release cable for a 97 Jeep Cherokee but would like to install in my jeep wrangler which doesn't come stock with hood release cables. Thanks.

  3. woow wooow WOOW slow down a little there .. about the pop rod do you have to enter some kind of security code from inside the vehicle to be able to make it visible because I can't seem to locate one on my car so OMFGZ !! HELP! !!

  4. wow thank you so much william myers with subaru for expert village your so wonderful please tell me how you learned to do that your so great. can you also show me how to achieve wood and also how to grow and prune a tash like yours.

  5. i thought this would be a video on what is the best technique to open a hood when the latch release in your car is broken…I can't believe there is a video on youtube showing you how to find your latch release ! lmao imagine the people who actually needed help looking for their latch release…there at home like " hey hunny it WAS that lever all along!"

  6. Thought this was a vid on how to get it open when your cable is broken…..what else do they have, how to open your trunk??

  7. Thankyou. Although this tip migh seems very simple to some pople, It saved me countles of hours searching the net for these instructions. My Mazda 2 (aparently) has a litle trouble with the front lock of the hood. So (without owner's manual to guide me) I was just trying to open the front lock by just pulling-up the handle. Big mistake!. I should have just pulled the handle TOWARDS me and… wohala!!… the hood opened gently!.. thanks again.

  8. Thank you sooo much, I have an infiniti and your instructions work. I couldn't figure it out and two mechanics wouldn't tell me, they just kept saying release the latch and just lift it up, but I could never lift it up. I didn't know there was a second latch.

  9. I feel so dumb for not realizing that XD I just need to get the dent out of the hood because some one backed into my car and I don't want my dad to kill me XD

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