Ram 1500/2500/3500 Owners & Service Manuals

Ram 1500/2500/3500: To Open And Close The Hood

To open the hood, two latches must be released.

1. Pull the hood release lever located below the steering wheel at the base of the instrument panel.

To Open And Close The Hood
Hood Release

2. Reach into the opening beneath the center of the hood and push the safety latch lever to the left to release it, before raising the hood.

To Open And Close The Hood
Safety Latch Location (1500 Series Shown)

CAUTION! To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to close it. Use a firm downward push at the front center of the hood to ensure that both latches engage.

WARNING! Be sure the hood is fully latched before driving your vehicle. If the hood is not fully latched, it could open when the vehicle is in motion and block your vision.

Failure to follow this warning could result in serious injury or death.

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