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2023 Honda CR-V Owner's Manual ➜ Opening the Hood

uuMaintenance Under the HooduOpening the Hood  
Opening the Hood  
1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set  
the parking brake.  
Hood Release Handle  
2. Pull the hood release handle under the  
driver’s side lower corner of the dashboard.  
u The hood will pop up slightly.  
Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are  
raised. The hood will strike the wipers, resulting in  
possible damage to the hood and/or the wipers.  
Do not press the engine cover forcibly. This may  
damage the engine cover and component parts.  
3. Push the hood latch lever (located under  
the front edge of the hood to the center) to  
the side and raise the hood. Once you have  
raised the hood slightly, you can release the  
When closing the hood, check that the hood is  
securely latched.  
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. Lift the hood up most of the way.  
u The hydraulic supports will lift it up the  
rest of the way and hold it up.  
When closing, lower it to approximately  
12 inches (30 cm), then press down firmly with  
your hands.