How do I pop the hood on my Mercedes?

I got a notification saying my washer fluid is low. I want to refill it, but I don’t know how to get to the reservoir. How do I open the hood?

Cassandra Hamilton · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
We’ve all been there—time for some
routine maintenance
, but when you go to open the hood, it’s sealed tight! To pop the hood on your Mercedes, you’ll need to find the hood release lever near the driver’s side door.
Here’s how to get that Mercedes hood open:
  • Step 1: Open the driver’s side door. The hood release will be on this side of the car.
  • Step 2: Locate the hood release lever. The lever is sometimes right next to the door, but more commonly it is under the dash above the brake and gas pedals.
  • Step 3: Pull the release lever. You should hear the hood release. If you don’t hear it, check to see if the hood has been released. If not, pull the lever again.
  • Step 4: Find the release latch on the front of the car. Some Mercedes models have a release latch on the grill of the car. Others have a release latch inside the hood. Pull the release latch to allow the hood to fully open.
  • Step 5: Use the hood strut to hold the hood open.
Now your Mercedes is ready for whatever comes next—filling the washer fluid or even
jumping the battery
if you find yourself stranded.
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