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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:25 pm    Post subject: 987 Emergency Bonnet latch?? Reply with quote

my 2005 987 battery is dead dead dead!! Have tried powering up, with jumps, from donor car but front bot won't pop. Previous owner attempted using the fusebox method successfully. I had to take red fuse out the side, rather than sliding directly out toward me. Not sure if there's anything in that or not.

Any tips to sort this and open front boot? Is emergency latch hard to get at? Any pics?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Isn’t there a latch on the drivers door hinge area?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only obvious thing to offer is to plug a battery maintainer into the ciggy lighter to recharge the battery without having to get into the frunk. Dont know

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:24 pm    Post subject: emergency release cable Reply with quote

Sorry for the late post.
There is an emergency release frunk cable but it is a pain in the a**e
to get access to it.
It requires getting the front wheel out of the way and removing the
the wheel arch liner. I had to do it when my electrical distribution
box failed. To avoid having to go though it again, I routed the cable
though the front fog light grill. Hope this might help anyone with
same problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ad a similar problem and used the pull out in the footwell but it wouldn't pop the lid.

The AA guy was successful with a heavy duty battery pack ...... he said I should have left the donor car attached for longer and of course with the motor running, in fact to sit in the donor car with the engine slightly revving for five to ten minutes and then try and pop the latch ....... it's worth another try before you start to go in the hard way ....... good luck.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s been six months since OP posted. Hopefully he has opened it.
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