Ford Taurus Owners Manual: Opening and closing the hood

1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood


1. Inside the vehicle, pull the hood release handle located under the bottom of the instrument panel near the steering column.

2. Go to the front of the vehicle and


2. Go to the front of the vehicle and release the auxiliary latch that is located under the front center of the hood.

3. Lift the hood.

    General information
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    Under hood overview
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