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How to open hood Instructions Mercedes-Benz E C S M Class Video

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How to open hood of a Mercedes-Benz. Easy instructions.

Step 1: Locate the hood release level

Open the driver door and look under the dash, right above the parking brake. You should see the hood release handle.

Step 2: Pull hood release to pop the hood up

Pull on the hood release and you will hear the hood pop up. Pull a couple of times on the release to make sure that the latches are released.

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Step 3: Pull the hood release FORWARD (Not UP).

Behind the grill is the hood latch release. If you don’t see it, try lifting the hood up an inch. The release should pop out. Grab and pull the release forward. Do not try to lift the hood by pushing the hood release up.

Step 4: Open hood

Grab the hood and pull it up to open hood. If the hood does not open, pull the triangle shaped hood release and pull it forward some more.

These instructions apply to the majority of Mercedes-Benz models such as the E-Class, C-Class, ML-Class, S-Class, SLK, CLK and other models. A few models such as the C-Class W204 don’t have the release come through the grill, instead you have to put your hand under the hood and move the release.

Tips & Tricks

  • To open hood lift by grabbing the hood on the metal part. Do not lift the hood by the hood latch release. The triangle shaped hood release will break if you use it to lift the hood.
  • Pull the triangle shaped hood latch release forward only and keep it pulled. Do not push the hood latch release up, only pull forward.






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Mercedes Hood how to open , very easy

My hood won't open! Please help.

If the hood does not release try this.

  1. Have someone push down on the hood with both hands.
  2. While your friend is pushing down on the hood, you go and pull on the hood release inside the car and keep it pulled out. 
  3. The person who is holding the hood down the hood can now try to lift the hood up again.

Open hood warning in dash.

If you are getting the open hood warning in your instrument cluster you should open and try to close the hood again. Try pushing it down a little hard this time.

If you still get the warning but the hood is closed then you should:

  • Check and adjust the hood latches.
  • Check the hood micro-switch especially to make sure it is not loose.

Open hood warning in dash.

If you are getting the open hood warning in your instrument cluster you should open and try to close the hood again. Try pushing it down a little hard this time.

If you still get the warning but the hood is closed then you should:

  • Check and adjust the hood latches.
  • Check the hood micro-switch especially to make sure it is not loose.

Hood Release Cable Broke. Can't Open Hood.

If your hood release cable broke, try using aset of pliers to pull on the cable assuming you can still see part of the cable.

How do you open hood of C300?

Release the hatch lock from under the steering column. Follow the instructions above. 

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