How do I open a 2012 Toyota Prius C hood?

I just bought my little sister her first car. It was a used purchase and I want to make sure everything under the hood is in working order. How do I open a 2012 Toyota Prius C hood so I can check it all out?

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Answer provided by
Shannon Martin
Answered on Jun 22, 2022
What a great present! Popping the hood on a 2012 Toyota Prius C is super easy once you get the hang of it. Just follow these steps:
  • Pull the primary hood release. You will find it to the left of the steering wheel on the driver side component panel
  • After pulling the hood release, the hood will pop up, and stay slightly raised
  • Go to the front of the Toyota and push the secondary release straight up. You will find it under the Toyota logo.
  • Then push the hood up with one hand and use the other to secure it with the hood strut (that little metal stick)
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