1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair
2. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open
3. More Info. - Additional information on popping the hood
This video shows you how to open the hood in your 2005 Dodge Dakota. Popping the hood on your Dakota is a two step process, you need to release the hood latch inside your Dakota and then you need to release the safety latch under your hood in the front of your Dakota. The video above shows you the location of both hood latches. Sometimes, the hood on Dodges gets stuck and won't pop up after the interior latch is released. If this occurs on your Dakota, simply pull up on the hood and it should pop up for you to release the second latch. Sometimes, especially on older Dakotas, you may have difficulty getting your hood to latch when you close it. In this case, the interior release lever on your 2005 Dodge Dakota is probably stuck in the "open" position - push the release lever back and forth several times and then try to close your hood.
Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.
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