This article shows you how to open the hood on a Mercedes-Benz S-Class W220. Applicable to Mercedes models such as S430, S500, S600, S350, and S55 AMG.
How to open the hood on S-Class W220
Open the driver’s door and locate the hood release under the dashboard on the driver’s side.
Pull on the hood release lever. You should hear the hood pop open.
Locate the hood latch release at the front of your car. If you are opening the hood for the first time use a flashlight to look under the hood. Press the latch release tab to unlock the hood.
Since Mercedes-Benz S-Class cars are equipped with hydraulic lift support the hood should stay in the upright position on its own. If it doesn’t replace the lift support follow the instructions found in this article: How to replace hood lift support.
If you try these instructions and the hood on your 2000-2005 Mercedes-S-Class W220 is stuck try some of the tips in this article: Mercedes-Benz hood stuck, Won’t open!