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Help w/Engine Compartment Cover

I have not been able to determine how to hook the engine compartment cover up so that you can then open the door to the engine. I am talking about the cover that is carpet with rubber or foam on the bottom that covers the engine access door. There is a hook on the carpet/foam on the right side but there is nothing on the side of the car itself to hook it to so that it stays up while you open the. Engine acess door. I was expecting something on the side of the the rear panel that the hook with latch onto but I must be missing a part or something. I looked at the picture in the manual and it looks like it just hooks in the side panel where there is a hole but that is not right either.

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Yep, it hooks into that side panel hole alright. For better leverage, try to do it from the passenger's side with the seat folded down.
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Wow. The hook won't stretch that far. I thought maybe I was missing a hook for the one on the cover itself to mate up with. Your saying it goes right into the hole. I tried that but felt like the hook was just too far from the hole. I will try it but it may rip off from the engine cover piece.
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I had to work the carpet over a bit from left to right to get the hook to just barely reach the "slot" (standing behind the car). It was a little struggle to get the plastic hook into the hole and then it was another little struggle to get it to unhook out of the hole, but it does work. I figure with a little more practice it will go easier.
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ok thanks I will continue to try and get it. Should not have been designed the way it is.
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The little plastic clip that fits into the quarter panel trim is a bit of a hassle to engage- a bungee loop would work better.
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With your left hand pushing forward on the loose carpet end (on the left) to straighten the carpet, (pushes the hook closer to the right side) then use your right hand to engage the hook in the hole. It should reach with ease and no struggling...takes alittle knack....like other things on this car that make it so much fun....
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thanks for the help. I will try it again.
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