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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:08 pm    Post subject: Battery dead Reply with quote

Ok. Was expecting battery to be dead after 3 weeks abroad. Should have put optimizer on but didnt. Unable to open boot to get to battery. Went to fuse panel but the little red tab is too far in to grab with the fuse pullers. So now im stuck. I know there is a release behind front wheel but my lock nut tool is in the boot as well. If i had hair i would be pulling it out. Any advice?? Thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have any long nose pliers?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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do you have any long nose pliers?


I do. But the tab is pushed too far in. Its beyond the plastic containment. If that makes sense?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should be able to remove / loosen the NS front wheel arch liner, enough to get to the emergency release, without removing the wheel.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyC911 wrote:
You should be able to remove / loosen the NS front wheel arch liner, enough to get to the emergency release, without removing the wheel.


I cant even get my hand in mate.

Sorted now i hope.
Took off trim panel around fuse box and pushed red tab back out.

Had enough for today. Beer o clock lol.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there. I had same issue; red tab pushed in beyond point that one could get at it. You can loosen the fuse panel itself (I don't remember if its fixed with screws or plastic tabs offhand), pull it forward (gently) allowing you to get a finger behind the red tab bit and push it back out.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can always slide a ruler or thing plastic thing under the rear near side light

There is a cable in there to pull and it releases the engine cover

You can then get some jump leads onto the positive terminal under the small black plastic cover. Put the negative onto some
Metal in the engine

It’s another option if you can only get to the rear and not to the front where the battery is to jump the car
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

m1kegibson wrote:
Hi there. I had same issue; red tab pushed in beyond point that one could get at it. You can loosen the fuse panel itself (I don't remember if its fixed with screws or plastic tabs offhand), pull it forward (gently) allowing you to get a finger behind the red tab bit and push it back out.


I did this mate. Now the charger i have doesnt seem to have enough oomf to power the lid. So off to buy another. 😠
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NLW73 wrote:
You can always slide a ruler or thing plastic thing under the rear near side light

There is a cable in there to pull and it releases the engine cover

You can then get some jump leads onto the positive terminal under the small black plastic cover. Put the negative onto some
Metal in the engine

It’s another option if you can only get to the rear and not to the front where the battery is to jump the car


Cheers. Need a new charger now 😠
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some chargers won’t output if they don’t sense a certain voltage. Better off with a battery or power supply.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Some chargers won’t output if they don’t sense a certain voltage. Better off with a battery or power supply.


If new charger doesnt work ill jump off the other car. Proper design flaw this is. But never mind.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pjt73 wrote:
Magic919 wrote:
Some chargers won’t output if they don’t sense a certain voltage. Better off with a battery or power supply.


If new charger doesnt work ill jump off the other car. Proper design flaw this is. But never mind.


Just ensure you have got a proper earth not the door latch as it is not earth. The check strap however is.
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