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2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0 battery is dead. Battery located in trunk of vehicle. Trunk is not accessible due battery dead.

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    Battery DEAD !!! Can't open trunk with Keys!! Can I charge system somewhere under the hood enough to get power to open trunk?


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There's a key hole. I own the same CAR and use it. You have to look under the silver band, and near the two plate lights you will find the hole. Believe me

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There is no place to put the key in these cars. i am currently dealing with the same problem. except my stupid *** took out the old battery n got a new one to install, but cant do so...

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There should be manual latch just above licence plate where key goes in ,latch is right behind it.

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How do you open trunk if battery is dead

Use your ignition key to unlock the boot (trunk) by inserting it into a small keyhole under the chrome lift on trunk lid. It took me a while to figure it out when I first purchased my jag.

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I am not familiar with the Jag, however. If there is no manual trunk release or no key operated release mechanism, all may not be lost. Auto parts stores and some department stores sell a temporary power supply that operates on a small battery and plugs into your cigarett lighter. These are used to retain computer and radio settings when it is neccessary to disconnect the vehicles primary battery. This might offer enough voltage to open the trunk and allow access to the primary battery. Good Luck Vern

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How to get into trunk if battery is dead on a 2001 jaguar s type

There should be a positive jumper cable terminal under the hood. Use another car and jumper cables to power the Jag and the trunk latch should work.

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plug a cheap jumper battery cable into the cigarette lighter. They are the kind that has a cigar lighter plug at each end. Or, hook a 9 volt battery to a cigar lighter plug. That should be enough to operate the trunk switch.

Jul 24, 2011 | 2001 Jaguar S-Type

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My batter is dead for my 2001 Jaguar S type. How do I get into the trunk to change the battery?

If there is not a key lock release on the rear, or a manual release on the inside, you could remove the bask seat and go into the trunk that way. Another trick you could do is wire a 12v battery to a plug that goes into the cegarette lighter outlet. That would give you power to pop the locks.

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You will need someone to give you a boost so that their vehicle can power up your trunk,or put in a new battery.

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use your ignition key to open the trunk, the key hole is hidden just under the opening button and to the right side

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