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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Help!!! Bonnet stuck and battery out Reply with quote

Hi

I have removed the battery to charge it overnight and somehow managed to get the bonnet closed. Obviously now the bonnet release catch won’t work and I can’t get in to put the battery back on.

I have tried the red jacking point in the fuse box but don’t expect that would work anyway with no battery in the car.

I have also managed to get the key stuck in the ignition and it won’t come out.

I have read some threads about finding the releas cable in the passenger wheel arch but can’t take the wheel off because the locking wheel but key is in the front Mad

I am getting a bit stressed with it now so any help would be much appreciated
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to power it up with the red post and a good earth.

There’s a piece of metal to poke in and release the key. Hole is under a small plastic cover by the key.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks magic.

Will it still power up with no battery in the car?

My jump leads are a bit old and ropey so it might be them. I assumed it wouldn’t work with no battery in
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You wouldn’t need it if you had a working battery, so I’d expect it to function. Some experience delay when they have a flat battery attached, dragging the voltage down.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry didn’t mean to reply 3 times.

I just thought with no battery connected at all it wouldn’t have a full circuit but I am no expert.

Anyway it still doesn’t work and I think the jump leads are ok. I might try another set and see if that works

I have got the key out though thank you for that tip.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=56267

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=230&t=1505205

https://rennlist.com/how-tos/a/porsche-997-how-to-open-the-hood-with-a-dead-battery-376086

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can't get it to open with a battery attached to the red bit in the fuse box then there is another way.

Near side front wheel well there is a wire cable hidden behind the liner which opens the trunk. You will more than likely need to remove front wheel to get access to arch lines then remove the front right side of the liners and you should see it. Full hard and it will open the trunk.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't read through all the posts just going out, but it sounds like a wheel liner off and find the cable release cable (good luck - just hope if you have locking wheel nuts the key isn't in the bonnet !)

The key stuck in the ignition is a feature can't remember the reasons but its documented in the user manual there is a hole by the side of the barrel for a thin wire to be inserted to release the key.

Good luck !!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Help!!! Bonnet stuck and battery out Reply with quote

AlpinaB3S wrote:


I have read some threads about finding the releas cable in the passenger wheel arch but can’t take the wheel off because the locking wheel but key is in the front Mad


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are connecting in parallel, so shouldn’t need the battery to complete the circuit.

Make sure you have a good earth. You ought to be able to flick on the side lights and see something as a test.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...this won't help you today but might next time; I rerouted the 'emergency' release wire so that it sits next to the external temperature sensor in the front bumper cover vent... you can tuck it out of the way; you can then always open the trunk...
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done it.

Very Happy

Just thought I would try a different earth and used the hinge rather than the lock plate. Worked first time

Thanks for the help gents much appreciated
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good to hear.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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