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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:51 am    Post subject: Help, flat battery can’t open bonnet or engine lid. Reply with quote

Porsche 996 C4 1999
Battery is totally dead. I can open the drivers door but both levers seem to be locked down. Ive checked in the fuse box and there’s no pull out jumper point.
The locking wheel nut is in the front with the jack too.
Is there a manual pull cable somewhere?
Is it possible to charge through the cigarette lighter socket?
How do I get it open.
Help muchly appreciated.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All you need to know

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful, thank you.
Managed to hook the engine lid release cable from under the rear light and open the engine lid.
On charge now.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also managed to open the frunk with a flat battery by removing the 3 plastic caps from the bonnet and frunk release plastic and used a 5 mm allen key to loosen the 3 nuts. Then turn the unit upside down and pull back the frunk release lever locking mechanism and you can pull the leaver to get into the frunk and the battery to jump it or charge. Obviously you need to be able to open the drivers door for this method and it needs to be the pre electric leavers but may help someone in the future too if they find this thread in a panic!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just realised that method is contained within the link too PC
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