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Disconected battery in closed trunk, only electronic opening switch

I have a 1998 XK8 Jaguar, the battery was disconnected and the trunk closed. How do i get into the trunk? There is no key hole in the trunk it only opens by a switch inside the car or by the key chain. HELP!

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  • shannonbudro Sep 20, 2008

    Actually we only have the valet key, but we solved the problem by hooking jumper cables to the bolt on the outside of the fuse box under the hood (+) and then grounded to the body by another bolt next to the fuse box (-) and attached a car battery, pushed the trunk botton an vallah the trunk opened!!! Thank you ant way we actually just found the key hole, ha ha.

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In the xk8 lettering on the boot door, there is a tiny gap for the key to open manually

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The key hole is located in the middle of the rear XK8 badge on the right rear.

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