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MAZI
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:33 pm    Post subject: Battery Dead - Bonnet wont open! Reply with quote

My 997.2 Carrera S has a dead battery.
Opened the fuse cover beside throttle pedal to have a fumble because google told me to.
Found a yellow tab with bonnet symbol on it which i think would have a positive terminal behind it?
Tried pulling it out with the fuse puller and just pushed it right in.
What is the correct procedure or will I have to call the AA like right noob/knob?
 
  
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Milo72
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happened to me a couple of weeks ago.

Removed the fuse box cover pulled the little peg out as you suggested (sticks out about an inch) put the positive clamp from my battery box on the peg, negative on the door hinge and bobs your uncle.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The little peg has pushed right in.
Shite system!! Why not just have a mechanical release?
I will take a pair of longnose pliers and see if I can prise it out
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MAZI wrote:
The little peg has pushed right in.
Shite system!! Why not just have a mechanical release?
I will take a pair of longnose pliers and see if I can prise it out


Someone far more clevert than me will come along to confirm this but i’m sure on my car I saw a wire cable bonnet release behind the wheel arch liner on the near side front...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Milo72 wrote:
MAZI wrote:
The little peg has pushed right in.
Shite system!! Why not just have a mechanical release?
I will take a pair of longnose pliers and see if I can prise it out


Someone far more clevert than me will come along to confirm this but i’m sure on my car I saw a wire cable bonnet release behind the wheel arch liner on the near side front...


I believe that is the release for the fuel filler cover.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Myasinax wrote:
Milo72 wrote:
MAZI wrote:
The little peg has pushed right in.
Shite system!! Why not just have a mechanical release?
I will take a pair of longnose pliers and see if I can prise it out


Someone far more clevert than me will come along to confirm this but i’m sure on my car I saw a wire cable bonnet release behind the wheel arch liner on the near side front...


I believe that is the release for the fuel filler cover.


The release for the fuel filler cover is at the base of the A pillar in the off side door jamb.

OP - have a read through this;

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=56267&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=20
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if its the same as a 996, you can connect up a 9volt Duracell battery to the terminal in the fuse box, this will provide sufficient power for the front bonnet release to work
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whele wrote:
if its the same as a 996, you can connect up a 9volt Duracell battery to the terminal in the fuse box, this will provide sufficient power for the front bonnet release to work


OK you may well be correct, BUT have you seen the explosion that happens when you accidentally short out a 9V battery? NOT something I would try. Hot strong alkali in your eyes is not something you should aspire to. Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had same issue. Long more pliers will work. Use a torch to see better
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