How to OPEN THE FRONT HOOD (Windshield Buttress) of a Lotus Elise S1

How to OPEN THE FRONT HOOD (Windshield Buttress) of a Lotus Elise S1

This video shows you how to open the front hood, or as Lotus calls it, the “Windshield Buttress” of my 1997 Lotus Elise Series 1. Tricky little release handle to find!

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@matthewboville6599 says:

Thanks buddy. Helpful

@johnnystoka6625 says:

That little rod is not from lotus .

@drew699 says:

The bonnet prop isn’t Lotus OEM, as you can probably tell. Most people improve a prop – the water bottle can be removed (although tethered) and laid on the radiator as a makeshift prop.

@Life411 says:

Cool video. I was surprised you actually had a hood release for the front hood. In the S2, it's all bolted in place and hard to access. I also thought it was interesting the trunk release cable inside the door well which is similar to my 4C, but in my Elise S2 you have to use the key to open the trunk. I wonder if we should do a comparison video(s) at some point. Thanks for sharing!

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