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jeep patriot exteriorjeep patriot exteriorOpening and closing the hood is simple on the Jeep Patriot. Just remember, when opening the hood, two latches must be released.


First, pull the hood release level located on the left kick panel on the driver side of the vehicle.

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Next, you will move the safety catch under the front edge of the hood, which you can find this near the center. Then raise the hood.

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Clipped to the left side (when facing the hood) of the engine compartment [.

Opening the hood in a 2012 Jeep Compass is not difficult, but it can be very tricky if you don’t know where to look for the hood release lever. Use the following instructions to open the hood in a 2012 Jeep Compass:

  1. jeep compass interiorjeep compass interiorLocate the hood release lever. This is below the instrument panel, below the steering wheel on the left, in front of the driver’s door
  2. Once you locate the hood release lever, pull the level to release the hood
  3. Go to the front of the Jeep Compass. Carefully raise the hood and find the safety latch. This should be in the middle of the hood opening
  4. Move the safety latch at the same time as lifting the hood
  5. Locate the support rod and place it into the slot on [...
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