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Classic porsche hood release

The cable on our 1977 Porsche 911 broke. The cable is the one that opens the front hood which houses the battery. I have tried fishing the cable out, but it seems like a steel tube that houses the cable keeps me from fishing the cable out. Looking underneath the car and trying a coat hanger from underneath of the front lip of the hood didn't help.

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Hello there
have you solved your problem?
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Posted on Feb 23, 2013

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SOURCE: Battery is completely dead on my 2000 Porsche 911 C4

on this car you will have to use a batt connected thru the fuse panle you will need to power the side of the panle with the hood fuse then all you will need to do is open the hood

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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The 1999 doesn't have the red connector in the fuse box. That method isn't possible.

But I had the same problem and fixed it. This will sound weird, but trust me, it works.

You need:

1) A paint stir stick.
2) A coat hanger straightened out with one end bent into a small "j" hook.
3) A flashlight.

There is a loop of cable that goes from the engine compartment latch to an area underneath the left rear tail light. Pulling on this cable will open the engine compartment.

To open the engine compartment, you need to:

1) Use the paint stir stick to gently pry up the left rear tail light slightly. Don't pry it up too much and break anything: just pry it up a little so that a small gap opens up between the bottom of the tail light and the car body.

2) Shine the flashlight into the gap and look for a small, thin stainless steel cable. Use the "j" hook end of the coat hanger to pull the cable out from under the tail light.

3) Once the cable has been pulled out enough so that you can grasp it with your fingers, give it a sharp tug. This will pop open the latch to the engine compartment. Now you can jump the battery and start the car.

Good Luck!

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: The battery of my 911 porsche is dead. I cannot open the hood

You have a fuse box on the drive side next to your clutch petal, pull that cover off.
I have load a picture so you can connect a 12 volt battery, so you can pop the hood. this is how you can bypass the system
Let me know if this help you.d3d34d3.jpg

Posted on Sep 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 porsche 911 how to open hood with dead battery

The cheapest way to get around this and get enough voltage into the system to open the hood is to purchase a cigarette lighter extension (about 3 feet) and cut off the female plug on the end. Strip the 2 wires back a few inches and attach one to the positive and the other to the negative on a set of jumper cables. Attach the other end of the negative jumper to a battery. With the keyless entry in hand, touch the positive cable to the positive terminal on the battery and press the unlock button until you hear the car doors click. Once it clicks, you should be able to use the hood latch to gain access to the battery.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 911 Porsche hood latch wont pull up to open fron hood

On the 996 and 997 there is a panel on the drivers side footwell that has a fuse panel and exposes a red positive terminal that pulls out slightly. You can connect the positive lead from a battery or charger to this terminal and the negative lead to a convenient ground spot like the door catch.

I removed the battery for the winter from my 996 and went through this process in the Spring when I realized my mistake.

Posted on Oct 20, 2009

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