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Honda Civic Owners Manual: Opening the Hood

Opening the Hood

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface, and set the parking brake.
  2.  Pull the hood release handle under the driver's side lower left corner of the dashboard.

    The hood will pop up slightly.

Opening the Hood

  1. Pull up the hood latch lever (located under the front edge of the hood to the center) and raise the hood. Once you have raised the hood slightly, you can release the lever.

Opening the Hood

  1. Remove the support rod from the clamp sing the grip. Mount the support rod in the hood.

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.

Opening the Hood

NOTICE Do not open the hood when the wiper arms are raised.

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.

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.

Maintenance Items Under the Hood
1.5 L engine models 2.0 L engine models ...

Recommended Engine Oil
Genuine Honda Motor Oil  Premium-grade 0W-20 detergent oil with an API Certification Seal on the container. Oil is a major contributor to your engine's performance and longevity ...

See also:

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