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2015 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Opening the Hood

uuMaintenance Under the HooduOpening the Hood  
Opening the Hood  
1. Park the vehicle on level ground, and set  
the parking brake.  
1Opening the Hood  
Hood Release Handle  
2. Pull the hood release handle under the  
lower left corner of the dashboard.  
u The hood will pop up slightly.  
Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are  
The hood will strike the wipers, and may damage  
either the hood or the wipers.  
When closing the hood, check that the hood is  
securely latched.  
3. Push up the hood latch lever in the center  
of the hood to release the lock mechanism,  
and open the hood.  
If the hood latch lever moves stiffly, or if you can  
open the hood without lifting the lever, the latch  
mechanism should be cleaned and lubricated.  
4. Remove the support rod from the clamp  
using the grip. Mount the support rod in  
the hood.  
Support Rod Grip  
When closing, remove the support rod, and  
stow it in the clamp, then gently lower the  
hood. Remove your hand at a height of  
approximately 12 inches (30 cm) and let the  
hood close.