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Also can't open hood to charge battery
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Battery dead; cannot open hood
If the cigarette lighter is an unswitched power point you could use it as a location to put a very small charge, just enough to get the hood release solenoid to activate. Years ago there was a device that was a male cigarette lighter power point at both ends and enough cable to go from car to car. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO ANYTHING ELSE EXCEPT OPEN HOOD, DO NOT TURN KEY TO RUN OR ATTEMPT TO START. ANYTHING COULD RESULT. MINOR OR MAJOR. THERE IS A COMPUTER MEMORY SAVER THAT MATES A 9 VOLT TO A MALE CIGARETTE LIGHTER PLUG THIS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO RELEASE HOOD BUT MAYBE WITH A 12 VOLT FLASHLIGHT BATTERY (2 6 VOLT BATTERIES) WOULD WORK TO OPEN THE HOOD. (TURN EVERYTHING OFF EVEN DOME LIGHT.)
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
I found a few solutions to your problem here:
A lot of them have some merit, depending on whether you want to actually manually open the hood or use the inovative options posted there. Either way, i hope this helps and best of luck with your problem!
Posted on May 07, 2009
Simple solution - your tbird has a mechanical trunk lock behind your driver seat on the face of the package shelf. Just use your key to open it.
Posted on May 14, 2009
you can use a portable battery booster.it has a cable to run power through cigarette lighter.remove cigarette lighter then plug it in.it will boost battery through cigarette lighter.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
Wow. You have a real problem here. I see a couple of choices for you.
#1 Can you get in through the passenger door or the trunk?
#2 You can break a window that will allow you to reach the door locks.
#3 You need a membership in an auto club or a friend with AAA. They will open your door using a 'slim-jim' or a 'wonder tool'. This will use up 1 of the 4 emergency calls that are allowed per year.
I would suggest the last option. Just ask around at work or check with your neighbors. You cannot 'roll-over' those 4 uses per year. It's use 'em or lose 'em. Many people will share their membership, if you simply ask. Good luck
Posted on Jan 20, 2010
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