How do you open the hood on a BMW X3?

I purchased an older, used BMW a month ago, and when I went to change the oil for the first time, I couldn’t get the hood open! I’ve opened dozens of car hoods, but I have no idea how to open the hood on a BMW X3.

Answer
Figuring out all the features of a new car can be a bit tricky, but congratulations on the new-to-you BMW!
To open the hood on your BMW X3, you should:
  1. Pull the hood release lever on the driver’s side floorboard near the door. The hood will lift a few inches.
  2. Release the hood lever and pull it a second time.
  3. Lift the hood and secure it using the prop rod.
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Jack Walsh
Answered on Jan 10, 2022
Jack is an insurance specialist and writer living in Buffalo, New York. He has a BA from Union College and worked as an insurance agent with Jerry before joining our content team. He enjoys using data and research to break down complex subjects and convey a story. In his spare time, Jack enjoys cycling, cooking, and exploring Buffalo’s beautiful waterfront.
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